Palo Alto Weekly

Spectrum - August 24, 2012

Streetwise

What do you think about ending the Safe Ride program, which provides confidential rides for teens who have been drinking?

Asked on Middlefield Road and Park Boulevard, Palo Alto. Interviews and photographs by Lauren-Marie Sliter.

Guillermo Torrez

Computer programmer

Park Avenue

"I think it's a tragedy. I can't imagine it will be good for the community."

Heather McDaniel

Writer

Oxford Street

"It's really unfortunate that the program has to be shut down. While I don't condone underage drinking, teenagers do drink and having a safe ride home is incredibly important."

James Castro

Musician

Oxford Street

"I think it should stay open. It could save lives."

Alex Beejan

Teacher

Leland Avenue

"I hate to see this program go."

Kyle Baldwin

Fundraising organizer

Grant Street

"This program getting cut is devastating because it's putting people's lives in danger."

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