Right of Way Installs 2014 Memorial Wall to 264 Victims of NYC Traffic Violence
On Saturday, Right of Way posted silhouettes along a Kent Avenue construction fence representing all 264 people known to have lost their lives to traffic violence in NYC in 2014. Each image was identical, save for victims’ names and crash dates. Smaller silhouettes were posted to represent children killed by drivers.
It was a very emotional scene as members of Families For Safe Streets came by to assist and passersby took in the power of the visual.
At one point during the installation, a truck driver hit the mural wall, and after about 15 minutes trying to make a turn, proceeded to drive up the Kent Avenue protected bike lane, one of the busiest bike routes in the city.