Remembering victims of traffic violence in Ballard

day-of-remembrance-2016The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected.

To honor those who have lost their lives to traffic violence on Seattle’s streets, volunteers will be putting up silhouettes all across the city.  These silhouettes are ghost white and represent a life lost at that location.  Some of these silhouettes will be placed throughout Ballard, including the West Woodland neighborhood.

There are many ways to participate in the World Day of Remembrance this year. You can attend the Memorial event at City Hall on Thursday, November 17, or you can join with a group that will put up silhouettes in local neighborhoods on Sunday, November 20.  Event page:

Memorial Gathering at City Hall

Date:  Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time:  12 noon
Location:  City Hall lobby, 5th & Cherry

Councilmember Sally Bagshaw will host the event as 240 silhouettes are distributed representing people who died on Seattle streets in traffic over the past 10 years and highlight the need for safe streets.

NW Seattle Event

Date:  Sunday, November 20, 2016
Time:  12 noon
Location:  Peddler Brewing Company, 1514 NW Leary Way
Event Info:

World Day of Remembrance is not a political event, but it is the kind of community building and coming together process that will help us keep America great. Thank you for your participation.

Event co-sponsors: Vision Zero Seattle, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, Cascade Bicycle Club, Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Washington Bike Law


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