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Question #90388 posted on 09/23/2017 1:32 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

On a scale of 1 to actual It/murder clown fad from 2016 how dangerous is it to walk around Provo alone at night?
I like walks, can't sleep but don't wanna be stupid.
-Sincerely the young, scrappy and not hungry for a fight, Eponymous


Dear Eponine,

Well, it definitely depends on which area of Provo you're referring to traversing late at night. Personally, by virtue of my intensive academic schedule, I always walk home from campus after dark. Normally I'm walking home between the window of 9:30-10:30 along 9th East (though sometimes later). I've never felt in danger on these walks, though part of the reason for that could have to do with the fact I'm normally pretty tired by that point in the day.

As a general rule, I'd say the well-lit main streets are pretty safe. Center Street is more sketchy, but I've also walked along there quite often in the Winter. Actually, it's probably more dangerous to walk along Center Street and other areas super early in the morning than at night.


Edit: So a few days after I wrote this (yesterday from when I'm currently writing), several good points about walking home alone at night along were brought up. As context, I was utterly exhausted, and working on homework with my fellow ACME students. We were all tired and in strange moods, but me especially. Apparently I was alternating between acting like a drunk person and a high person. It was very late, and so I was making to head out, but one of my friends convinced me that it would be a really, really bad idea considering my current addled state, and that I should wait for someone to give me a ride home. Given that I couldn't even walk straight, I concurred (and ended up sleeping for a while on the floor with my backpack as a pillow). And why do I bring this up? Mainly to say I'm not always the best judge of my own safety, and perhaps it's best to only walk around at night when you're also assured of being able to walk safely around a room.