Families for Safe Streets

FSS members at a rally

Families for Safe Streets confronts the epidemic of traffic violence through advocacy and support.

Every two hours in NYC, someone is killed or seriously injured in a traffic crash.

These are preventable crashes—not "accidents"—and the reckless driving and dangerous street design that cause these crashes have proven solutions.

We are represented by hundreds of members who have been injured or lost loved ones in crashes. Together, we transform our grief by telling our personal stories of trauma and loss to raise awareness and bring about policy and legislative change. Through hard-fought campaigns, we have lowered the speed limit and brought speed safety cameras to nearly every school district in NYC. We fight to end all traffic violence because no death or life-altering injury is acceptable.

We believe no one should have to endure the physical, emotional and spiritual trauma of traffic violence alone. FSS support services include monthly support communities, peer-mentoring, logistical assistance and a detailed resource guide.

In partnership with Transportation Alternatives, Families for Safe Streets was founded in 2014. With chapters forming across the country, we have begun a national movement to end this epidemic.

Join with us to be part of the solution. 


Families for Safe Streets Events

December 2019

  • Healing Sound Bath - Families for Safe S…

    New York
    New York

    Have you lost a loved one, been injured (or care for someone who has) in a traffic crash? Let's join together before the winter chill sets in and the holiday bells start ringing. Relish in this unique opportunity to be immersed in beautiful sounds - and learn how sound can be an important relaxation and healing technique for our minds, bodies and souls. As always, we'll also have ample time for meeting new members, chatting about resources and sharing support, especially before the holiday season. Our Healing Sound Bath will be facilitated by local sound practitioner Samer Ghadry.