World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, San Francisco
Walk San Francisco, along with San Francisco Bay Area Families for Safe Streets and members of the Vision Zero Coalition, are organizing World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims for our area.This global event honors the millions of people hurt and killed in crashes, and offers a chance to stand in support of victims’ family members, friends, and loved ones. The event also calls for action to end traffic violence. Please join me and the members of San Francisco Bay Area Families for Safe Streets for a special event: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims Sunday, November 18 3:00 pm: Meet at 180 12th Street, San Francisco 3:20 pm - 4:25 pm: Memorial walk to City Hall begins 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Press Conference, City Hall steps (Polk Street) This is the fourth year that this worldwide event has been commemorated in San Francisco. It gives the whole community a chance to come together with family, friends, and crash survivors to honor those who have been killed and hurt by traffic violence. This year, the theme is #CrashNotAccident — we are asking media outlets and city leaders to pledge to use the word “crash” or “collision” rather than “accident.” The word “accident” implies that traffic deaths and injuries are inevitable. But as you know, they can be prevented — by redesigning roadways, managing speeds, and setting policies that prioritize safety. Please join us, wear something yellow, and walk with us to remember those lost, as well as those whose lives will never be the same.