The DC chapter of Families for Safe Streets confronts the preventable epidemic of traffic violence by advocating for life-saving changes and providing support to those who have been affected by this crisis. Our victim/survivor-led movement fights to reduce to zero the number of people killed or seriously injured in traffic crashes across the United States.


We envision a country where all road users – including those walking, biking, rolling, and in vehicles – safely co-exist and where children and adults can travel freely without risk of harm. We fight for a future where no loss of life in traffic crashes is tolerated. In order to make this vision a reality, we intentionally seek to grow our movement so that we can effectively demand legislative and policy change from our local, state, and federal leaders. Until this preventable crisis ends, we seek to create a warm and welcoming community that provides mutual support so that no one suffers alone.

Background & Current Chapters

Families for Safe Streets was founded in 2014 by the families of loved ones who were killed or injured in crashes in New York City. The District of Columbia chapter was started in 2019 and operates in partnership with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and works closely with chapters in Northern Virginia and in Montgomery County, MD.

Below please find a list of current Families for Safe Streets chapters throughout the nation.

DC Steering Committee

  • Faith Hall, Volunteer Co-Chair
  • Christy Kwan, Volunteer Co-Chair
  • Karthik Balasubramanian
  • Brian Goggin
  • Bryan Hart
  • Jessica Hart
  • Sherese Jones
  • Elizabeth Kiker
  • Matilde Larson
  • Ashton Rohmer
  • Helaina Roisman
  • Jennifer Walsh
  • Dana Williams

2024 Tentative Meeting dates

Details to be posted in the News & Events page as they become available.

  • Tue, January 23 evening
  • Tue, February 27 evening
  • Tue, March 26 evening
  • Tue, April 23 evening
  • Tue, May 28 evening
  • Wed, Jun 26 evening
  • Wed, July 24 evening
  • No meeting in August
  • Wed, September 25 evening
  • Wed, October 30 evening
  • Sun, November 17 – World Day of Remembrance
  • No meeting in December