San Francisco Bay Area Families for Safe Streets receives award

Posted Tuesday August 07, 2018 by Cathy DeLuca

San Francisco Bay Area Families for Safe Streets receives award

Turning grief into action, to end traffic violence

When Julie Mitchell stepped onstage last month to accept a Golden Wheel award on behalf of San Francisco Bay Area Families for Safe Streets, she represented a remarkable, powerful, and growing advocacy effort for safe streets.

Julie lost her son Dylan when he was hit by a truck while biking in 2013. She helped launch the local Safe Streets group two years ago, with the support of the original Families for Safe Streets chapter in New York City, as well as Walk San Francisco.

San Francisco Bay Area Families for Safe Streets brings together people who have personally survived a severe traffic crash, or whose loved ones have been killed or seriously injured in a traffic crash. Together, members work to prevent crashes from taking the same toll on more families.

Already, San Francisco Bay Area Families for Safe Streets has made a huge difference in winning safe streets for all. Since 2016, the group has:

Julie Mitchell, Alvin Lester, Jenny Yu, and the Quiroz family co-founded SF Bay Area Families for Safe Streets; they, together with other members, are pictured above at the 2018 Golden Wheel awards.

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Photo credits: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition