On November 21, 2021 at 11am, Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia are co-hosting Philadelphia’s World Day of Remembrance on Cobbs Creek Parkway.
World Day of Remembrance is an international event to remember and bring awareness to road victims, of all modes, who have passed away from traffic-related fatalities. It is also a day to commemorate people who have been seriously injured due to traffic-related crashes.
Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia and the Bicycle Coalition have brought this event to the Philadelphia region for the past three years.
This event will begin at the Cobbs Creek Recreation Center. This demonstration will start at 11:00 am and will involve a half-mile walk, bike, and any other modes of active transportation down to the Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center.
Once there, we will hear from guest speakers and families who have been affected by this issue, address Vision Zero PHL initiatives and share their stories about their loved one(s).
Confirmed speakers include:
- State Senator Anthony Williams
- District Council Member Jamie Gauthier
- At-Large Council Member Isaiah Thomas
- Deputy Managing Director Michael Carroll
- Pastor Willie Singletary
- Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia members Latanya Byrd and Channabel Latham-Morris
There will be two bicycle rides to the event, leaving from Kayuh Bicycles in Brewerytown (1900 Girard Avenue) and 30th Street Station (Drexel Park at Schuylkill Yards). Both rides depart at 10am. You can also take the Market-Frankord Line to 63rd Street and take short walk to the Cobbs Creek Recreation Center.