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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 ninth annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on the afternoon of Sunday, November 19, 2023 outside of City Hall from 4:00 – 5:30PM. 

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Whether you have been affected by a traffic crash as a victim or someone who has lost a friend or loved one, there is a place for you at this event. This is a supportive space to reflect, grieve, and find comfort with those who understand.

The broader community is encouraged 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.

At the event, we will:

4:00-4:45PM – Gather across the street from City Hall in Civic Center Plaza to hear stories from people who have been directly affected by traffic crashes, as well as from city leaders.
4:45-5:00PM – Do a short memorial walk around Civic Center Plaza before crossing the street to the steps of City Hall.
5:00-5:10PM – Create a temporary memorial on the steps of City Hall, placing a flower for each of the more than 250 people who have been killed in traffic crashes since 2014, when the City adopted Vision Zero.
5:10-5:30PM – A non-denominational vigil will be led on the steps of City Hall by the San Francisco Night Ministry.

Location: Event will start at Civic Center Plaza directly across the street from the main steps of City Hall (on Polk Street).

Read about and see photos from the 2022 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

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

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Banner image: William McLeod