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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Standing in Solidarity and Demanding Safer Streets

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is a global event honoring the millions of people hurt and killed in traffic crashes each year. The event also demands an end to these devastating and preventable tragedies.

San Francisco will hold its seventh annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 3:00PM – 5:00PM on eastern end of Civic Center Plaza (NOTE: we will not be on the steps of City Hall).

World Day of Remembrance is hosted by San Francisco Bay Area Families for Safe Streets and Walk San Francisco.

About this year’s event

In 2021, we will stand together with a united message: San Francisco can lead in reducing dangerous speeds. Speed is the #1 cause of severe and fatal crashes on our streets.

At the event, we will hear powerful, personal perspectives on speed-related crashes and the need to slow our streets.

Together, we’ll create a temporary memorial on Civic Center Plaza to acknowledge those who have been hurt or lost in crashes in San Francisco and beyond. If you’d like bring an item that helps you to honor your loved one or express your own experience with a crash. We will have flowers available to add to the memorial.

The event will close with interfaith prayer and song. The lights on City Hall will shine yellow in remembrance of victims.

If you have been directly impacted by a traffic crash, we hope you will attend. You can contribute to the temporary memorial or simply observe. There is a place for you at this event, whether you are a crash survivor or your loved one was a crash victim. This is a supportive space to reflect, grieve, and find comfort with those who understand.

The broader community is invited to attend in solidarity. Your presence is deeply meaningful to victims and their loved ones. And together, our presence shines a needed light on these tragedies and the urgent need for change.

Please RSVP so we know how you’d like to participate in the event and to help us manage the event safely with COVID restrictions.


3:00-3:15: Arrive and create temporary memorial
Interfaith prayer, music, and vigil
Conclude program
City Hall lights shine yellow to honor victims

Location (NOTE: we are not on the steps of City Hall in 2021)

We will meet on eastern end of Civic Center Plaza next to the Larkin / Fulton Street intersection (see map below).

#WDoR2021 #SlowOurStreets

If you have questions about World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims in San Francisco, please contact Aly Geller, Vision Zero Engagement Manager.

Banner image: William McLeod