Third annual memorial walk and speeches planned for Sunday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m.
BOULDER, Colo. – It Could Be Me and the City of Boulder will host Boulder’s annual memorial walk for the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Sunday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will begin at the Boulder County Courthouse (1325 Pearl St). and end at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse (1770 13th St., Boulder, CO 80302).
The community is invited to support the call to end traffic violence with street safety advocates. The remembrance will begin with personal stories and remarks from crash survivors, community members affected by traffic violence, and members of Boulder City Council and the Transportation Advisory Board.
Boulder City Council formally recognized World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims in 2022 to remember community members who have been killed or seriously injured on our roads, acknowledge the crucial work of emergency services, first responders, and medical professionals, and advocate for an urgent response with evidence-based action.
Community members can sign up in advance online.
The City of Boulder is a Vision Zero city with a policy to end traffic fatalities and serious injuries. The city follows a proactive, data-driven strategy through a Vision Zero Action Plan, which aims to prevent traffic violence through community awareness, a safe-systems approach to street design, enforcement and safety education.
It Could Be Me is a nonprofit founded in 2019 by crash survivor Triny Willerton. Her own experience with a careless driver while riding her bike in Boulder compelled her to work on ways that others would not have to face the same tough challenges. It Could Be Me provides vital support to crash survivors through a dedicated and growing support group that encourages new riders by cultivating a community where they can thrive and is dedicated to creating a world where all road users treat each other with care, striving for zero traffic fatalities and injuries through education and communications tools, and growing enhanced biking and walking infrastructure.
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