Join us at Boston City Hall on Wednesday evening as we ask for an increase in Vision Zero funding that appropriately addresses traffic violence. With at least seven fatalities so far this year, we are sadly keeping pace with last year's rate for traffic deaths.
Here's how you can do your part:
- Join us at the Ghost Bike Ceremony honoring the life of Rick Archer, who was killed last week while biking in the Back Bay
- Afterward, attend the Boston City Council's hearing for the Boston Transportation Department budget to ask them to back safe streets now
- Share the Vision Zero Coalition Progress Report with Mayor Walsh and your City Councilors and tell them we can't wait for safe streets
Ghost Bike Ceremony for Rick Archer
Wednesday, May 10, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
@ Commonwealth Ave & Clarendon St, Boston
Boston Transportation Department Budget Hearings
Wednesday, May 10, 6 pm - 8 pm
@ Boston City Hall
1 City Hall Square, Boston
We'll never get to Vision Zero unless we put our money where our mouth is. Boston is far behind its fellow Vision Zero cities when it comes to funding capital safety improvements and the staff needed to implement them. In 2016, there was a troubling rise in pedestrian crashes and fatalities, and yet we haven't seen an increase in funding to implement safe streets.
If we're going to be serious about tackling traffic violence, city agencies need the funds to do the work.
We hope you'll be able to take part!