More than 120 people have been killed in Philadelphia traffic violence in 2020 –a more than 50 percent increase over 2019.
On Sunday, November 15, Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia will hold our annual World Day of Remembrance in Philadelphia, to remember those lost this year to traffic violence, and call for new actions to slow down vehicles in Philadelphia.
The online event via Facebook Live will be a panel discussion with members of Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia and the Office of Transportation, Infrastructure and Sustainability. Sign up for the event here.
The panel will include:
-Latanya Byrd (co-founder, FSSGP)
-Laura Fredricks (co-founder, FSSGP)
-Lily Reynolds (OTIS)
-Jason Duckworth (volunteer, FSSGP)
The speakers will talk about their many accomplishments in making streets safer in Philadelphia, and the many changes that still need to come. The event will be moderated by Bicycle Coalition Policy Director and FSSGP organizer Randy LoBasso.
This year’s World Day of Remembrance marks 25 years of commemorating this event, and 15 years since it was recognized by the United Nations.
Internationally, Families for Safe Streets is focusing this year on the preventable epidemic of speed-driven traffic violence at the same time as we are faced with the first virus-driven pandemic in a century.