Together we are survivors and families who have experienced suffering and loss of our loved ones to traffic violence in Central Texas. We are a community of grief, of intention and of action. We create conscious change. Together we reclaim our streets.

We can end traffic deaths in Texas

Texas leads the nation in traffic deaths, with ten families losing a loved one each day and another fifty families suffering a life-changing serious injury. We don’t accept this.

The City of Austin adopted Vision Zero several years ago and has made progress but people keep being hurt. The State of Texas just adopted a goal of ending traffic deaths across the state by 2050, but we have so much work to do to get to the day where families are not suffering from this traffic violence.

We’re doing something about this.


Central Texas Families for Safe Streets (CTFSS) is part of the national movement to end this epidemic. CTFSS is independently led by members, but supported by Farm&City, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

The original Families for Safe Streets was founded in 2014 in partnership with Transportation Alternatives.


Remembering Alexei

Four years ago, on June 7, 2016, Anna and Eric Bauereis lost their 14-year-old son Alexei as he was crossing the street at Rustic Rock and Spicewood Springs, just blocks from his house. He was walking a friend home when a distracted driver hit and killed him in the crosswalk. Alexei was a talented ballet …

World Remembrance Day of Road Traffic Victims 2019

AUSTIN, TEXAS– On Sunday, November 17, 2019, families, citizens, elected officials, and advocates gathered across the nation for the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. In Austin, Farm&City, Central Texas Families for Safe Streets (CTFSS), Bike Austin, Walk Austin, ReHUMANize Mobility, and a team of advocates co-hosted a vigil ceremony in Wooldridge Square, a block …

World Day of Remembrance Vigil is Sunday, November 17th , 2019

Our annual World Day of Remembrance Vigil is Sunday, November 17th, 2019, 5-7 pm at Woolridge Square in downtown Austin, Texas. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together …

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