SF Leaders Honor Traffic Collision Victims With Memorial Walk


San Francisco City leaders will join survivors of traffic collisions and loved ones of victims killed in traffic collisions on Sunday for a memorial walk.

The walk is in honor of the city's fifth annual World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims and is being organized by pedestrian advocacy group Walk San Francisco and San Francisco Bay Area families for Safe Streets.

The event is set to start at 3 p.m. with a rally outside City Hall in which speakers like Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Interim Director Tom Maguire, and Supervisors Norman Yee, Rafael Mandelman and Matt Haney will take the stage, among others.

Afterward, at 3:45 p.m., the 1.25-mile memorial walk will commence, taking participants through the city's Tenderloin neighborhood, passing through a handful of fatal crash sites.

The walk will culminate at 4:30 p.m. with a gathering at the Tenderloin Museum at 398 Eddy Street.

Walk San Francisco officials are calling on city leaders to address traffic safety, including finding ways to get drivers to reduce speeds on city streets.

This year alone, 26 people have been killed in traffic-related collisions throughout the city.

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