The four boys, who only gave us their first names, all live in Port Richmond and sometimes take SEPTA to school. All four boys complained that SEPTA is rarely on time, which makes it difficult when they have to plan how early to leave the house. However, overall the boys said they feel safe on SEPTA.
They also said they feel safe riding their bikes around the neighborhood of Port Richmond, although they admitted they do not often ride after dark. Safety is definitely a hot issue that the city of Philadelphia is consistently working on since in the recent past it has had one of the highest crime rates in the nation. Port Richmond is definitely not exempt from crime, but it seems to be, and residents might agree, that it is one of the safer parts of the city.
-Stephanie Hobson and Amy Fuhrmeister, Group 7, Port Richmond