2019.4.26 rally for streets that don't kill people
On Friday, April 26, following the deaths of cycling advocate Dave Salovesh and pedestrian Abdul Seck, DC residents gathered at the John A Wilson Building (DC City Hall) to demand "Streets That Don't Kill People" from DC's Mayor Bowser and her administration. Bowser, who embraced Vision Zero in her first term, has been roundly criticized for paying lip service only to Vision Zero's goal of zero traffic fatalities. The rally included speaking from Councilmember Charles Allen, Deputy Mayer Lucinda Babers, Rudi Riet (best friend of Dave Salovesh), Sherri Joyner (who was rear ended on her bicycle), activist Robb Dooling, and activist Ronald Thompson of Ward 8. The event also included an art installation based on "ghost bikes," to symbolize those lost, and the reading of all the names of all 128 people who have died of traffic violence on DC streets since Mayor Bowser took office.
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