PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The family of a cyclist killed in a 2017 crash in Center City led a rally Thursday morning at the spot where she was killed to demand safer streets. Emily Fredricks died after she was hit by a private sanitation truck on 11th and Spruce Streets.READ MORE: Brawl Leads To 3 Men Freefalling 8 Stories Down Elevator Shaft In King Of Prussia Apartment Building
The family was joined by members of Families For Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia and The Bicycle Coalition Of Greater Philadelphia.READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: When Will Parents Get Their First Monthly Check?
They want the city to allocate more funds to “Vision Zero” — a plan unveiled last year to eliminate traffic deaths in the city.
“I want to make sure no other parent has to go through what Rich and I and our entire family will be going through the rest of our entire lives,” said Laura Fredricks.
They are also asking for protected bike lanes, better enforcement on vehicles parked in bike lanes, and better safety precautions on commercial trucks.MORE NEWS: Cynthia Yalisove Charged With Stealing Neighbor's Therapy Dog In Hockessin, Police Say
Pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities in Philadelphia and across the country are on the rise. They made up nearly half of all traffic deaths last year.