There's some new, brighter lights on Chestnut Street near Quincy University.
The city council approved upgrading the street lights at Monday night's meeting as part of a plan to improve safety.
Four 100 watt street lights have been replaced with five 250 watt lights. The upgrades have taken place at the intersections of 18th and 20th on Chestnut, as well as 18th and Lind and 18th and Elm.
Students say after Shannon peters' accident near campus back in January, these small additions make all the difference. "I think beforehand we really didn't think about it, but with the tragedy to the degree that it was, it's more at the forefront of your mind, and this definitely helps with safety in that regard," said senior Brandon Cain.
The campus is also starting to implement other safety features for pedestrians, including LED lights and starting a pedestrian safety awareness campaign for students.
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