Families for Safe Streets

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Get Involved
Come to a meeting of Families for Safe Streets
We meet on the second Saturday of the month at noon.
As families who have experienced the tragic loss of a loved one to reckless traffic in NYC, we stand with others with similar experiences. We welcome all survivors at our meetings. If you have not suffered a loss but are interested in supporting the fight for safe streets, please contact Transportation Alternatives.

As families whose loved ones have been killed or maimed by reckless behavior and dangerous conditions on New York City’s streets, we demand an end to traffic violence. We are parents, children, partners and siblings and represent the full breadth of New York’s diversity. As survivors, we bear witness to our pain and suffering in order to press for the elimination of fatalities and injuries. We envision a city where pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles safely co-exist and children and adults can travel freely without risk of harm -- where no loss of life in traffic is acceptable.

We have come together to turn our grief into action, so that no one else has to endure the pain we have suffered. In February of 2014, we formally announced our creation as a force for change, to make sure Vision Zero is implemented rapidly in NYC.

Take Action Today
As families who have experienced the tragic loss of a loved one to reckless driving in New York City, we stand with others who have had similar experiences. Email familiesforsafestreets@gmail.com for support.

Donate to support Families for Safe Streets' and T.A.’s efforts to promote rapid implementation of Vision Zero’s street safety programs including a lower speed limit, enforcement of traffic laws, street redesign, and extension of the citywide network of protected bike lanes and pedestrian spaces.