World Day of Remembrance is a worldwide event, now in its 30th year, that honors and acknowledges the many people killed by cars. Last year Connecticut saw 367 victims, 90 of them pedestrians and cyclists. This year the pace of fatalities continues.
WDoR this year is on Sunday, November 19, and Connecticut will hold its first statewide event in Bushnell Park, Hartford, 1 – 3 p.m. The goals of WDoR are to provide a platform for road traffic victims and their families to:
– Remember all people killed and seriously injured on the roads
– Acknowledge the crucial work of the emergency services
– Draw attention to the generally trivial legal response to culpable road deaths and injuries and advocate for an appropriately serious response
– Advocate for better support for road traffic victims and victim families
– Promote evidence-based actions to prevent further road traffic deaths and injuries
Family members of victims will speak, there will be a roll call of those pedestrians and cyclists who have died, prayers given by a faith leader, and some words from legislators. A sea of over 600 small white flags will represent those who have died on our CT roads in 2022 & 2023. Other family members and loved ones are invited to carry photos of victims.
Anyone who has lost a loved one due to a vehicle crash is invited to attend, as well as survivors, and others who care about this issue. For further information:
This event is made possible by a generous donation from Trantolo & Trantolo. Additional sponsors and supporters: Watch for Me CT, the Connecticut Department of Transportation, Connecticut Children’s, the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), Connecticut Urbanists
Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs if standing is an issue, or message us for accommodations.


By Rail:
Take the Amtrack Hartford Line to Hartford Union Station (1 Union Place)
It is a 3 minute walk to the Performance Pavilion, which is near the corner of Union Place and Asylum Street

By Fastrak
CTFastrak route 101, 102 and 128 stop on Asylum Ave in Hartford near the Performance Pavilion
121 stops on the capitol side of Bushnell Park
By Bus:
Local buses that stop near the Bushnell Park: 30, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41, 43, 47, 53, 55, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 69, 72, 74, 76, 82, 83, 84
Regional buses that stop near Bushnell Park: 901, 902, 903, 904, 905, 906, 907, 909, 910, 912, 913, 914, 918, 919, 921, 923, 926, 927, 928, 950
By car:
GPS address 1 Jewell Street, Hartford or 439 Asylum Avenue, Hartford
From I-84 westbound (from points east)
Take Exit 48 for Asylum Street, turn left onto Asylum
The park is on your right
From I-84 eastbound (from points west)
Take Exit 48/48A/48B, keep left towards Asylum
Turn right onto Asylum
The park is on your right
On-street parking is free on weekends in Hartford. Park anywhere along Bushnell Park.