Walking In The Dark: We Need Representation To Improve Infrastructure In Eastern Coachella Valley

Growing up in Eastern Coachella Valley, Rosa González Andrade wasn’t bothered by the dirt roads or potholes. But when she compares it to the well-maintained roads of Western Coachella Valley, things start to irritate her more. “In the ECV, sidewalks are limited, so many are forced to walk on gravel near the road. In the evening, people who walk are forced to do so in the dark since there are no streetlights. We are forced to walk with a limited light source and the danger of wild animals. Walking in the dark makes it easier for suspicious cars to approach you or even run you over. A person’s life can be cut short because of the lack of safe infrastructure.” Read Rosa’s commentary at Coachella Unincorporated.

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