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 with their families, friends and many others who are also affected. It is also a Day on which we thank the emergency services and reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster to families, communities and countries, and on ways to halt it.

Join our group to get updates about the vigil and to get involved. Attendance is open to anyone in the community who has been affected by traffic violence. Come back here for more updates about speakers, activities, and more.

Do you have a group that would like to partner with the Vigil? Sign up here.

Join CTFSS

Central Texas Families for Safe Streets (CTFSS) serves as a resource for individuals and families who have been affected through loss and suffering from traffic violence involving a motor vehicle. CTFSS’s mission is to promote alternative and safe transportation options through policy and legislation, advocacy, community outreach and empowerment.

Would you like to join us? We need supporters like you to take back our streets.

Stay up to date on our activities and events by signing up for our contact list, HERE. You can also share your story.

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You can join us at the Vision Zero Cities conference!

Want to help in other ways? Email us at info@ctfss.org.

Join us at the Vision Zero Cities Conference in New York! October 10-11, 2019

Image of panel from 2017 Vision Zero Cities conference

On October 10 and 11, Transportation Alternatives will bring together hundreds of city officials, advocates, policymakers, planners and engineers who come together to learn, exchange ideas, and strategize about the problems facing modern city streets for the fifth annual Vision Zero Cities Conference, taking place at Columbia University’s Alfred Lerner Hall.

Day one of the conference will include keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and a networking reception. Day two will include various “in the field” opportunities, such as walking/biking tours, and deep-dive workshops. 

Join us and participate in the bold and forward-thinking conversations that will help make Vision Zero a reality. For more information on the conference, including pricing and schedules, check out the website.

Vision Zero Texas and Central Texas Families for Safe Streets are currently planning on sending two people to the conference, but we are seeking funding to send activists from all over Texas to this conference each year. On Saturday, October 12, there will be a special all day training specifically for people who have been personally impacted by a traffic crash. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in attending this training or sponsoring Vision Zero Texas in the effort to train and empower Vision Zero activists across the state.

Austin video campaign seeks to turn the tide on traffic deaths this year

The City of Austin Vision Zero program launched a social media video campaign to bring the entire community together on the goal to end traffic deaths. Elected officials, public servants, and nonprofit and community leaders are asking everyone to slow down, drive sober and not distracted, and work together to make our streets safe for all. Year to date, traffic deaths have increased this year compared to last in the City of Austin. Can the people of Austin and the elected officials work together to stay on the path to zero this year?

Check out the hashtag #VisionZeroATX on Twitter and Facebook to find more videos.