We originally became intrigued by the night safety issue after one of our team members, who lived on the Berkeley campus last year, would walk home before dusk in order to avoid being out late by herself. This prevented her from studying later and from participating in organizations that met and held events at night.
After further research and discussion, we discovered that night safety is actually quite a common issue for college students across the country. Students would rather not walk home or to their dorms alone at night and frequently turn to ride-sharing apps, campus shuttles, or community officer escort services as a solution. However, these options are definitely not the most time or cost effective.
This is why our team set out to build Pack. We believe that students should feel safe on and around their campuses, even at night. And they definitely shouldn't have to spend the money or time to do so!