StreetFilm: The Street Memorial Project


 
Nick Whitaker’s latest effort for StreetFilms is about the Street Memorial Project, a joint effort from Visual Resistance, Transportation Alternatives, and Time’s Up! which was established to honor pedestrians killed on NYC streets. The project is an outgrowth of the Ghost Bike movement. A plaque is usually placed at the site indicating the date of the fatality, manner of death, and age of the victim.

Ryan Nuckel of Visual Resistance says, "I’d like to see the need for to really dwindle to nothing, but that is not going to happen until there are changes on the streets of the city."

  • Beautiful job, very tasteful. My heart goes out to the families of all accident victims but particularly to those who are acting responsibly yet suffer at the hands of reckless motorists such as Eric Ng.

    In Australia we’re lucky that there aren’t as many cyclist and pedestrian deaths but that’s only because our population is 20 million and cycling isn’t big.

  • Hello.
    On Feb 14th, 2007, my wife, Martha Schoenborn and my best friend, Sally McGhee were run over by an errant bus driver, Victor Kolako who worked for WMATA, Metro in Washington D.C. He is now serving one year in jail for their deaths.
    I am greatly impressed by your efforts. This is something I need to work in in D.C.
    Keep up the good work.
    You can learn more of the horrific accident by simply doing a Google search of “Martha Schoenborn”.
    And be prepared for this website: http://www.wmata.us It is a video of the accident. It is very graphic but can be a good incentive as how to be careful.
    Greg Schoenborn

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