Join us for World Day of Remembrance to honor the lives of those we’ve lost to traffic crashes, in Denver and around the world.
During the week of November 15th – 21st, Denver Department of Transportation & Infrastructure will host a virtual Facebook event to honor victims of traffic crashes and their families, reaffirm our commitment to the fundamental principles of Vision Zero, and make our streets safer for everyone, together.
In 2020, already 46* people have been killed in traffic crashes. Traffic crashes are not accidents —with the right actions and commitment, they are preventable. Serious traffic crashes cause significant harm to individuals, families, and society. No one thinks that traffic deaths among friends and family are acceptable, and we simply do not have to accept fatal crashes as inevitable. Denver’s Vision Zero commitment and Vision Zero Action Plan is a promise and a strategy for eliminating ALL traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030.
While the World Day of Remembrance focuses on victims of traffic crashes, our team also acknowledges the 482* Denver neighbors who have also died of COVID-19 this year. We invite anyone who has experienced grief or loss of a loved one this year to participate with us in remembrance and healing.
You can stop by our virtual Facebook wall whenever is convenient for you and share among these themes at whatever time feels right for you. This week’s schedule of activities includes:
Sunday 11/15 – Kick-off: Introduction to World Day of Remembrance
Monday 11/16 – Honor: We’ll list the names and honor those who have passed this year in traffic crashes or otherwise
Tuesday 11/17 – Remember: Share a personal story about someone you’ve lost or a close call you’ve had
Maggie Rose video: https://vimeo.com/oswegoapproval/review/447951679/0147be18dc
Wednesday 11/18 – Vigil: Light a candle with us virtually or hang a paper candle decoration in your window
Thursday 11/19 – Heal: Learn to understand and heal from your trauma through breathing, yoga, music, walking, and/or other mindful practices
Friday 11/20 – Act: Take the Denver Vision Zero Pledge or make your own pledge on how you will work to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries in our city
Adopted by the United Nations in 2005, World Day Remembrance is an international day of reflection honoring victims of traffic crashes and their families, and takes place on the third Sunday in November every year.
*Data as of November 12th, 2020
Vision Zero: https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/vision-zero.html