I am working with a group who is contracted to provide a connectivity study. During the process, (which is still far from deadline) it is becoming more apparent that a select few in the community have voiced concerns to the council about developing a greenway in town due to the perception of increased crime activity. In speaking with other residents, it seems as if there are many others who would love to have this addition to their community. But the vocal minority.....it could table the initiative and this would be a shame becuase its a perfect situation for greenspace development.
I need to be pointed in the direction of white papers, stats, or any product that will help with an education campaign about the actual crime stats for greenway. I have had little by way of results thus far.
Any help, or ideas, would be a godsend. Thanks.