Cities are for everyone and should be safe and welcoming for all. If you feel unsafe in a public space, we want to know.
The City of Edmonton is a member of the United Nations Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces program, which works toward solutions to improve safety and decrease sexual violence for women and girls in public spaces.
The Edmonton: Safe City project has launched a web-based mapping tool called SafeCityYEG that allows Edmontonians to report where they feel unsafe or safe in their communities and why. By pinning locations on a map and identifying a safety concern or places where you feel comfortable, you are helping to influence change.
The primary goal of this project is to gain substantial user participation from Edmontonians and those visiting the city — with a strong focus on women and girls — for a duration of up to one year. Depending on the results and feedback, this project may continue after the one-year mark.
The SafeCityYEG tool will be tracked based on the participation levels and feedback from users. Once the analytics are reviewed, the interdepartmental committee of Edmonton: Safe City, community partners and experts will use the data collected to ignite action. This may include working to change practices, policies, programs and initiatives within the City of Edmonton and other community organizations.
To learn more about what the City and partners are doing to increase safety for women and girls in our public space in Edmonton, visit edmonton.ca/safecityUN.