This weekend, Seattle will remember the 20+ (and simply 20+ too many) crash-based fatalities as part of an international World Day of Remembrance. Around this time last year, you may have seen white silhouette cut-outs attached to street signs and light posts, organized by our partners at Seattle Neighborhood Greenways as a public memorial to visually represent traffic fatalities.
Each silhouette = a loved one lost.
It’s a sobering and powerful display to remind the us about public safety when it comes to traffic-related fatalities and injuries. It also reminds us what Vision Zero is all about, PEOPLE. It’s about our work as a transportation agency getting people – our family members, friends, neighbors, and colleagues safely around the city, no matter which form of travel taken.
This Friday, November 17, we’re teaming up again with Seattle Neighborhood Greenways for a lunchtime reflection and expert panel on the importance of eliminating traffic fatalities. We’ll reflect, remember, and talk with experts and community members alike on ways to better achieve Vision Zero. If you’re concerned about safety on our streets, please join us at Impact Hub Seattle, 220 2nd Ave S, in Pioneer Square 12–1:30 PM. We hope to see you there.
In addition to Friday’s event, over the weekend, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways’ volunteers will be installing silhouettes to represent the 20+ people who have lost their lives in traffic crashes over the past 12 months.