Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Neighborhood Groups Hold Candlelight Vigil for Pedestrian Safety

A Year After Ella Bandes’ Death, a Tribute to New Yorkers Killed in Crashes

On Sunday January 26th, neighborhood street safety groups will mark the one-year anniversary since 23-year-old Ella Bandes was killed by an MTA bus. The vigil will pay tribute to the approximately 286 New Yorkers killed in traffic crashes in 2013 and the 17 already been killed in 2014. Participants will express their support for Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero agenda to eliminate road fatalities and serious injuries with safer street design and better traffic enforcement.

WHAT: Candlelight Vigil for Pedestrian Safety.

WHEN: Sunday January 26, 2014 at 4:30 PM

WHERE: At the intersection of Wycoff, Palmetto and Myrtle Avenues (outside the Myrtle-Wyckoff subway station on the L line)

WHO: Family and friends of New Yorkers killed in traffic crashes. Make Brooklyn Safer, Make Queens Safer, Right of Way, Transportation Alternatives, Bay Ridge Advocates Keeping Everyone Safe (BRAKES), Clinton Hell’s Kitchen Coalition for Pedestrian Safety (CHEKPEDS), Park Slope Street Safety Partnership, Park Slope Parents, Brooklyn Heights Association, International Buddhist Progressive Society (IBPS) and Congresswoman Grace Meng.

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