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Mass Bike: Action Alert: Stand in Solidarity for Vision Zero

posted May 18, 2017, 2:58 PM by Howard Davidson

Nashoba Valley Pedalers Inc. -- 

We need you to stand with us tomorrow morning.

On Wednesday, Mayor Walsh made public comments suggesting that safety on our streets is the responsibility of the most vulnerable - people walking and biking. This is contrary to the Mayor's declaration of the City's commitment to Vision Zero which is based on creating a built environment that is safe.

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition formally responded to Mayor Walsh’s remarks, (see below) and we are following up with an demonstration tomorrow morning at City Hall.

We hope you will join us and hundreds of others on City Hall Plaza at 8am to stand in a silent moment of solidarity with the victims of traffic violence.

Here's how you can take part:

1. Please dress in black casual/work clothes to send the message that traffic violence affects everyone

2. Join the silent vigil at 8:15am

3. Sign a petition calling for safer streets now, which the Coalition will hand deliver the petition to the Mayor’s office at 9am

4. Spread the word and share the Facebook event

Tomorrow morning is Boston’s Bike to Work celebration. We will be respectfully participating in this event, but we also want to make sure Mayor Walsh gets our message.

There will be no formal remarks. More than enough was said during the four-hour City Council Hearing last Wednesday. Tomorrow we will stand in silence for the people - including many of you - who have been impacted by traffic violence in Boston.

We hope you will stand with us.

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