Every year, Farm&City works with Central Texas Families for Safe Streets and other partners to host the annual World Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Traffic Violence in Austin on the third Sunday in November. This year, we cannot gather at the Capitol, but people are still dying and being hurt on Texas streets, so we will hold a virtual vigil, virtual 5K, and a Texas Legislative preview to ensure the coming session of the Texas legislature brings needed changes.
Virtual Vigil: Texas World Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Traffic Violence
Sunday, November 15, 1-2pm
We gather to honor those who have been hurt or killed in our transportation system and to call for policy changes to end traffic deaths in Texas.
Along with messages from families of victims and legislators, the virtual vigil will include a focus on the need for speed reform:TxLege should pass the Safe Neighborhood Streets bill.TXDOT should abandon the outdated 85th Percentile rule.Cities and counties should ramp up safe speed reforms.Please contact Jay Blazek Crossley or Kathy Sokolic if you would like to contribute a video or help plan the vigil.
The Texas WDOR is part of a set of events led by Families for Safe Streets groups across the nation. Find more events and national information here.
Virtual 5K for Safe Texas Streets
November 7 – 14
Sign up now for the Virtual 5K for Safe Texas Streets. Each participant will walk, bike, roll, or run a route of their choosing during the week of Nov 7 – 14. You will also receive an activists packet including a series of postcards to send your representatives in the Texas legislature, and instructions on speaking out for more attention to the crisis of traffic crashes.
Vision Zero Texas Legislative Preview
with Right of Way author Angie Schmitt
Wednesday, December 9, 9:30-11am
Join us for a conversation with Texas legislators who will have filed safety legislation by the time of this event, along with special guest speaker, Angie Schmitt, long time head writer at Streetsblog USA and author of the now seminal book on pedestrian safety, Right of Way.
This event is a fundraiser and is the element of these events that is eligible for sponsorship. All participants in the Virtual 5K who raise at least $100 will receive a complimentary ticket to the legislative preview.