September 06, 2011

Operation Safe Corridor To Launch

Join the Operation Safe Corridor Organizing Partners for a press conference at Oh Bar (304 Lark Street) on September 8, 2011 at 11am. They will announce the launch of Operation Safe Corridor in the Lark Street and Central Avenue Business Improvement Districts.

The Operation Safe Corridor was created to increase awareness and understanding of crime prevention and safety. This has been done by mapping out a corridor for pedestrians to walk along by using sign postage. Residents and visitors are encouraged to walk on these designated Operation Safe Corridor streets rather than side alleys or other less traveled streets. The more people using the corridor, the more "eyes and ears" are on the street creating natural surveillance of the area. 
Look for the Operation Safe Corridor signs along Lark Street!

Along the corridor there will be Safe Haven Businesses. These businesses will act as places where community members and visitors can go if they need assistance. Safe Haven Businesses can be distinguished by identifiable signs or decals placed in a window or on the door. Lark Street and Central Avenue uses a rainbow to display a feeling of safety and security. Safe Haven Businesses are available to everyone who visits these neighborhoods; including members of the LGBT community.

Operation Safe Corridor is a partnership of: Albany Police Department; Central Avenue Business Improvement District; In Our Own Voices; Lark Street Business Improvement District, Pride Center of the Capital Region; Center Square Association; Hudson/Park Neighborhood Association; Washington Square Neighborhood Association; West Hill Neighborhood Association

Who:    Operation Safe Corridor Organizing Partners
What:   Press conference announcing the launch of Operation Safe Corridor in the Lark Street &Central                     Avenue Business Improvement Districts
When:  Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11:00AM
Where: Oh Bar 304 Lark Street, Albany, New York 12210

More Info Contact: Phillip A. Burse at (518) 432- 4124

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