Memorial in remembrance of road traffic victimsThe monument has been installed in a garden area next to Pg. Marítim de Nova Icària and the Bogatell breakwater. The memorial was a demand from the road traffic victims’ associations P(A)T and STOP Accidents.
The monument in remembrance of road traffic victims in Barcelona is a steel bench eleven metres long with lettering reproducing part of the poem Cançó de la mort callada, by Salvador Espriu.
The fragment of the poem, projected in shadows when the sun shines on it, is:
I sento com la muda
mort dels homes s’emporta
el meu do de paraules:
esdevé pur silenci
el meu dolor
Translation: (And I sense how men’s silent death, carries away, my gift for words; my grief becomes pure silence)
The sentence was chosen to show that the victims of road accidents are not just those who die, but also their families and friends.
The main associations for road traffic accidents, the P(A)T and STOP Accidents, had asked Barcelona City Council for the memorial in remembrance of road traffic victims.