Living Streets Will: “Suspect Criminality”
Living Streets Will is a movement for safer streets, urging the NYPD to conduct criminal investigations when a cyclist or pedestrian is killed by an automobile rather than declaring “no criminality suspected at the scene of the crash.”
Recorded videos in which people request the police to “suspect criminality,” and to investigate and release the reports of any investigation in these circumstances serve as living wills for participants, while urging the NYPD to perform due diligence before declaring a pedestrian or cyclist death an accident. Living Streets wills call for reports to be made available to the public so that they can be used to advocate for safer streets.
New Yorkers have been sharing their personal living streets wills since March; record your own living streets will and be a part of the push. Post your living streets will to the Streets Will Facebook page, or Tweet to @StreetsWillsNYC (hashtag #MyLivingStreetWill). More information, along with a prompt for what to say, can be found at www.streetwillsnyc.com.
About Krista Carlson
A regular contributor to the print edition of Urban Velo, Krista Carlson is a cyclist obsessed with bike polo, baking, pickles, and all things bike-y. She is a native Angeleno and is madly in love with the city and everything that makes it the beautiful, crazy place that it is.