April 2024 events

The below events are specific to the DC chapter of Families for Safe Streets. See this listing for additional cross-country FSS events or check websites from Northern Virginia and Montgomery County chapters for other events in the region.

Advocacy opportunity: Submit your testimony for budget oversight

Every spring, the Mayor submits her budget to the DC Council, and the Council will hold budget oversight hearings for District agencies. DC-FSS members are encouraged to submit personal testimony (live or written!) to note your support for safe streets and areas for improvement. The following agencies/dates may be of interest:

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024: Department of Public Works (link)
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024: Department of Motor Vehicles (main implementing agency for the recently passed STEER Act, link)
  • Tuesday, April 30 2024: District Department of Transportation (public witnesses only, link)

The above schedule may change. See full schedule here.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at DCFamiliesForSafeStreets [at] gmail.com if you’d like to collaborate with steering committee members on DC-FSS’s organizational testimonies, or if you’d wish to work with someone to brainstorm or copyedit your personal testimony.

DC Families for Safe Streets Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 7pm via Zoom

Join the DC chapter of Families for Safe Streets for its monthly meeting over Zoom. Topics of discussion will be posted closer to meeting date.

Contact us at DCFamiliesForSafeStreets [at] gmail.com for the Zoom link or to request discussion topics.

Hill Family Biking: Anniversary Ride

Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Hill Family Biking turns 1 year old! Come celebrate with us on an celebratory 4.5 mile ride and block party in front of Maury Elementary. All are welcome at the block party whether you participate in the ride or not. The ride start in the Maury Elementary Parking Lot on 12th Pl NE and ends at the block party on the 200 block of 13th St NE. Learn more and RSVP with Hill Family Biking.

GW Hospital: Virtual Trauma Survivors Group

Monday, April 29, 2024 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm via Zoom

This virtual meeting hosted by the George Washington University Hospital is open to all trauma survivors, family members, and loved ones. It is a space where individuals who have experienced traumatic injury can connect with others who have experienced similar circumstances.

Contact us at DCFamiliesForSafeStreets [at] gmail.com for the Zoom link.


  • Sunday, May 5, 2024: Ward 5 Family Biking’s “Revenge of the Fifth (Ward)” ride. More info here.
  • Many of us have been directly affected by traffic crashes, either experiencing it ourselves or through the tragic loss or injury of a friend or loved one. May 13-15, 2024, the National Safety Council, the Road to Zero Coalition, Families for Safe Streets and Stop Distractions are coming together in Washington, DC to share these personal stories with federal policymakers to help them understand the importance of road safety to save lives. If you’d like to participate, you can RSVP here to join other safety advocates in this effort to share our vision to reach zero.