On Friday, members of the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition, which includes groups like WalkMassachusetts and the Livable Streets Alliance, laid over 2,000 yellow flowers on the steps of the Massachusetts State House, with one blossom to honor each person killed or seriously injured in a traffic crash in 2023.
"We have straightforward ways to make our roads safer," said Catherine Gleason of LivableStreets Alliance in a press statement. "Focusing on improving road conditions and infrastructure will have a marked improvement on everyone’s experience and safety, including drivers’.”
Advocacy groups in Somerville, Cambridge, Arlington and Medford will host an event on Sunday, November 19th from 2:30pm-4:00pm at the Dilboy Field Tennis Court Parking Lot Rt 16, Alewife Brook Parkway. Find more information on their Facebook.
WalkBike Worcester will host a vigil on Sunday the 19th at 3:00 pm at the First Unitarian Church, 90 Main Street. Newly-promoted MassDOT Secretary Monica Tibbits-Nutt is expected to attend. Find more information or RSVP on Facebook.
Springfield: WalkBike Springfield and the Holyoke Bike and Pedestrian Committee will host an event honoring those who have died in Hampden County on Sunday at 1pm on the steps of the Springfield Central Library, at 220 State Street, Springfield.
Pittsfield: the Berkshire Bike Path Council, City of Pittsfield, and the Pittsfield Community Design Center will host a walk and vigil in downtown Pittsfield on Sunday. The walk will begin at the Pittsfield Community Design Center (429 North St.) at 9:30 am and will head to Pittsfield City Hall for the vigil.