Tonight there will be a candlelight vigil and march for Chris Chandler, the 34-year-old musician who was killed outside of the Goodfoot Lounge on Sunday, Sept. 27, by a hit-and-run driver. The organizers of the event hope to shed light on the insufficient safety standards near public venues.
Speed Bumps For Chandler, a website created to "implementing traffic calming devices near areas of public events," is hosting the vigil.
The Facebook event reads:
As we all know tragedy hit our family and hit it hard, when a cowardly Lewis and Clark student struck and killed our beloved Chris Chandler outside of the Goodfoot on Saturday.
As anyone who frequents there is well aware, there is a lack of traffic calming devices from the 40’s on stark to the 20’s.
In the first large event trying to raise awareness of the dangers on Stark Street and of the dire need in our community to mandate traffic calming devices near venues, we are putting together a candlelit vigil/walk down Stark Street, starting at Belmont Station, bar with another dangerous intersection and ending at The Goodfoot on Tuesday October 6th. If that walk seems like too much, meet us anywhere along the way down stark!
Bringing musical instruments to play, and candles or light sabers to wave while we march.
Let’s Fill the sidewalks with sounds and light and love for the kindest of souls lost far too soon.
More information can be found at the Light Up and March For Chandler Facebook page. The march begins at 6:30 pm at Belmont Station. Marchers will be walking west down Stark Street and will culminate at the corner of SE 29th and Stark, where Chandler was hit.
There will also be a memorial service for Chris Chandler this Saturday, Oct 10 at TaborSpace (5441 SE Belmont St) from 2pm-5pm.