World Day of Remembrance 2018 bannerJoin Vision Zero Chicago in commemoration of World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) with a memorial event in Federal Plaza (50 W Adams St) on November 18-19. WDR is an annual event observed internationally to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families and loved ones. Chicago’s event will present a display in Federal Plaza of 132 pairs of shoes to representing the 132 victims of Chicago traffic crashes over the past year.

Event partners include: Chicago Department of Transportation, Chicago Department of Public Health, Illinois Department of Transportation.

  • On November 18th from 12:30p-2:30p, families and loved ones of victims are invited to come to Federal Plaza to gather in the space and commemorate their loved ones by offering flowers or other mementos to the memorial.*
  • On November 19 at 11:30a, a press event will be held with agency officials and partner organizations speaking in memory of these individuals and in support of actions to prevent traffic crashes.

Please contact with any questions.

*Guidelines for Memorial Mementos – Permitted: Flowers, photos, battery powered candles. NOT Permitted: Items that must be returned, flames/candles, items larger than 2 square feet.