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World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims
November 15, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Each year, more than 1.2 million people are killed as a result of traffic violence. 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 and the Vision Zero Coalition as we host the first World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims to be held in San Francisco.
The memorial will include a walk, ceremony, and vigil along Market Street, 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 leaders accountable for putting these solutions into action.
Help honor the memory of 21-year old Arman Lester, 78-year Pui Fong Yim Lee, a mother and grandmother of eight, and too many others who have been lost to fast and dangerous streets.
To join us, please RSVP.
When: World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims will take place Sunday, November 15 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – the walk along Market will proceed rain or shine, barring high winds or dangerous weather.
Where: Memorial start at United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA [googleMap id=”EventMap” zoom=”14″ latitude=”37.7798761″ longitude=”-122.4139862″ message=”United Nations Plaza” responsive=”1″ width=”300″ height=”400″ /]
What to wear/bring:
- Wear a white shirt, jacket, or dress
- Bring a personal memento for loved ones affected by traffic violence (photo, flower, notecard, etc.) — a display will be set up to house memorial items and candles
- Wear closed-toe, comfortable shoes
- Carry rain gear as needed