Co-founder of Southern California Families for Safe Streets, Debbie Hsiung, with her family on March 4, 2018, holding signs produced by www.oursdid.org.
As individuals who have lost loved ones or been injured in traffic crashes, SoCal Families for Safe Streets offers support and opportunities for action to people who share our unique grief.
Co-founded by Beverly "Grandma Beverly" Shelton and Debbie Hsiung, SoCal Families for Safe Streets grew out of their efforts as founders of A to Z Families for Safe Streets, in memory of Aidan Tam, Debbie's son, and Zachary Cruz, Beverly's grandson. Each was killed by turning drivers as the boys were legally crossing the street with adults and other children.
We bear witness to our pain and suffering in order to eliminate fatalities and injuries on our streets. We seek to make it socially unacceptable to drive recklessly and press for solutions like safe multi-modal streets to prevent other loved ones from enduring injury or harm. We envision a city where pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles safely co-exist by encouraging the rapid implementation of Vision Zero.
We encourage others to join our advocacy work.
Southern California Families for Safe Streets is a project of Los Angeles Walks. Please contact us to learn more.