Safety Concerns Bring New Short North Ambassador Expansion

Since the tragic abduction and murder of OSU senior, Reagan Tokes — the illusion of safety has been compromised for those partaking in the Short North nightlife. In an effort to foster a safe mindsight the Short North Alliance will be increasing the Short North Ambassador safety escorts up to two blocks off of High Street for anyone who may be on High Street and looking for a safety escort, according to NBC4i.

Short North Ambassadors since their inception have helped those walking back to their cars or their destinations. Generally there are two or three ambassadors working during the daytime and evening hours. They’re vital to the area’s welcoming feel and perform a variety of functions that aide in that endeavor.

The Ambassador program has been expanded due to the majority of parking being on side streets away from the main drag of High Street.

“We think expansion of those boundaries helps better connect people to those places where they’re going when they come to visit the Short North and, in general, helps people have an improved sense of safety when they’re here in the district,” Pandora said to NBC4i.

The ambassador service is available to employees or visitors by calling the Short North Ambassador Hotline at 614-636-5100.


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