June 13, 2017
Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Richard Fries said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported highway workers have the second most dangerous job in the country, garbage collectors are vulnerable, and 700 construction workers were struck and killed nationwide in 2015.
"We are losing tow truck drivers - one a week nationwide," said Fries, who also noted law enforcement officers killed in traffic deaths.
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June 8, 2017
As a responsive letter from the Vision Zero Coalition pointed out, most people killed while walking are not the eyes-glued-to-their-smartphone, Beats by Dre-wearing millennials whom Walsh is likely imagining. Statistics collected by the pedestrian advocacy group WalkBoston show that of the 68 pedestrians with known ages killed in Massachusetts last year, 48 were older than 50.
May 19, 2017
On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition sent Walsh a letter criticizing his comments, calling for better action to protect Boston's streets, and inviting Walsh to join them for a silent vigil on Friday morning.
Rally organizers held a silent vigil for victims of traffic violence Friday and then hand delivered a petition to Mayor Walsh. The petition demands that the mayor do more to make roads safer for people walking and on bikes.
May 19, 2017
Wendy Landman, Executive Director of WalkBoston, said this protest is about the people.
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