Sunday, November 15th is the World Day of Remembrance for victims of traffic violence.
The Boston Cyclists Union will host a bicycle Ride of Remembrance, to honor and remember those whose lives have been lost as victims of traffic violence. All riders should gather at Copley Square starting at 1pm, in front of Trinity Church. The group will depart promptly at 1:30pm. There will be a slow, ~4 mile ride from Copley to the Statehouse. At the culmination of the ride, there will be a vigil, led by bike activist and Reverend Laura Everett. All are welcome to join the ride or meet us at the Statehouse at 2:30pm for the vigil. All are encouraged to wear yellow in solidarity with the national movement, bring yellow flowers to leave at the statehouse, and/or something to read if you are moved.
In the wake of a series of tragic and preventable crashes, injuries, and fatalities on our roadways, it is more important than ever to shift the priority of transportation policies and projects from speed to safety. The City of Boston has adopted Vision Zero, a policy that seeks to eliminate traffic fatalities, and we are looking to the State and other municipalities in the region to be a leader in adopting Vision Zero.
More info about the ride and vigil can be found here.