On Sunday November 19th the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims vigil takes place here in Austin. Walk Austin will be a participating organization. This annual global event remembers those killed in traffic crashes. In Texas, 3,721 people were killed in the past year. In Austin alone, 68 people have died in 2018; roughly 2/3 of fatalities were on TxDOT-owned roads. This is an unimaginable amount of tragedy and suffering that warrants immediate action.
A big turn out to the event will send a powerful message to local and state governments to address the urgent issue of traffic deaths on our streets. Your presence will help save lives.
Official event webpage: http://visionzerotexas.org/vigil/
Schedule (full event information)
Sunday November 18th 2018
- 5pm: Introductory speeches at the plaza outside Austin City Hall (NW corner of Cesar Chavez & Lavaca)
- 5:25pm: Memorial walk to the State Capitol
- 6pm: Vigil at the South Steps of the Texas Capitol
Speakers: Texas Representative Celia Israel; Commissioner Jeff Travillion, Travis County; Council Member Jimmy Flannigan, City of Austin; Jay Blazek Crossley, Vision Zero Texas; Katie Deolloz, Bike Austin; Kathy Sokolic, Central Texas Families for Safe Streets.
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