Safety in Recreation: Violence in the Park/personal safety while working out.

I am an avid runner of over 20 years. I have run Central Park, Bronx Park, and various other parks all over the US as well as abroad. In Central Park, I mostly have to fear being hit by cyclists riding in the runner’s lane, or the occasional Parks and Rec truck almost “snowplowing” at full speed into me. However, in what could and should be considered “suburbia” as well as the outer boroughs, as a woman, I have to be more concerned about being attacked while trying to keep myself healthy.