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For Immediate Release: Center City Memorial Walk for Recent Crash Victims

Peter Javsicas

Contact:
Randy LoBasso, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
randy@bicyclecoalition.org
215-242-9253 Ext. 311

The Bicycle Coalition, Vision Zero Alliance, and Javsicas Family will host a Memorial Walk on Thursday, June 29, in Center City, Philadelphia. The walk will be in remembrance of Peter Javsicas and all recent victims of traffic violence.

Mr. Javsicas, a transportation advocate and former Executive Director of PenTrans, was killed by an out-of-control driver earlier this month on JFK Boulevard.

The Bicycle Coalition and others have been working to promote already-planned changes to JFK Boulevard and Market Streets in Center City, and Javsicas’ death is more evidence that something needs to be done to make those streets safer.

“Javsicas’ tragic death was a terrible reminder that engineering changes need to happen on JFK Boulevard,” says Sarah Clark Stuart, Executive Director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. “That’s why we’re calling on the Mayor and City Council to install new traffic calming measures, as already recommended by a Center City District report.

The walk will take place at 5pm on June 29. Our group will meet and rally at the Comcast Center at 1701 JFK Boulevard, and travel about one mile through Center City before ending at Dilworth Park.

Who: Javsicas Family, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, Vision Zero Alliance, supporters

What: Memorial Walk in memory of Peter Javsicas and all victims of traffic violence, short rally and speakers

Where: Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Blvd., to Dilworth Park

When: Thursday, June 29, 5pm-6pm

Why: It’s time to implement the safety changes to JFK Boulevard and West Market Street in Center City

The Bicycle Coalition has recently put together an email campaign, encouraging Council President Darrell Clarke to implement these changes on JFK and Market.

Take part in the campaign here.

RSVP for the walk here.

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