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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2016
November 20, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
More than 1.2 million people are killed due to traffic violence every year. In the U.S., more than 33,000 people die from vehicle-related injuries.
In San Francisco, each day more than three people are hit by cars — and so far this year, 22 people have died as the result of preventable traffic crashes.
Since 2005, the United Nations has designated November 15 as World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims. This global event honors the millions who have needlessly suffered from traffic violence — losing their lives or limbs — and offers each of us a chance to stand in solidarity with the family members, loved ones, and friends of those victims who have been devastated by these tragedies.
Join Walk SF, the Vision Zero Coalition, and family members for the second annual World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims to be held in San Francisco.
The memorial will include a walk starting at the 16th Street BART station, ending at City Hall with a vigil and call to action, where members of the public can take a stand and become part of the Vision Zero movement.
Together, our voices can demand an end to San Francisco’s preventable traffic-related injuries and deaths.
The engineering, enforcement, and education tools exist to end all serious and fatal traffic-related injuries by 2024 — hold your state and local leaders accountable for putting these solutions into action. Help honor the memory of loved ones who have been lost to fast and dangerous streets.
When: World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims will take place Sunday, November 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The memorial walk and vigil will proceed rain or shine, barring high winds or dangerous weather.
Where: Memorial walk starts at 16th Street BART Station, San Francisco, CA
What to wear/bring?:
- Yellow scarves and yellow flowers will be provided to attendees
- Wear closed-toe, comfortable shoes
- Carry rain gear as needed