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    Cyburbian dandy_warhol's avatar
    Aug 2005

    NYT- 'Ghost Bikes' photo essay

    i came across this photo essay at the NYT website. Ghost Bikes.

    i thought it was an interesting idea for a photo essay.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Cyburbian biscuit's avatar
    Nov 2002
    Paris of Appalachia
    Beautiful, but grim, photos. Thanks for the link.

    Pittsburgh, unfortunately, is home of the first organized Ghost Bike group. They were inspired by a man who launched by a St. Louis man who started the campaign. I'm not a biker, yet, but I work with enough of them to know that they take this stuff very, very seriously. Bike safety is a major problem, especially in many older cities, and there's a lot of work to be done to improve things.

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    Cyburbian craines's avatar
    Dec 2006
    Los Angeles, California
    Sobering photos condsidering how many off them were kids bikes.

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    Cyburbian boilerplater's avatar
    Dec 2003
    Heaven or Las Vegas
    There are some rather militant bikers in NYC. I've seen bikers catch up to drivers who cut them off at stoplights, pound on their windows, and give them an angry verbal harangue. Unfortunately, most of the drivers deserve it. I think this kind of behaviour is totally justified. There are still a lot of careless drivers around who just don't notice bikers. Bikers are helping keep the air cleaner, and this is the thanks they get. People shouldn't have to risk their lives to save a few bucks or to make a more environmentally responsible commute.
    Adrift in a sea of beige

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    Oct 2005
    the golden state
    Thanks for the link. Wouldn't it be great if we prioritized bicycles the way we do motor vehicles? I know that sometimes I get irked by cyclists as I try to navigate around them while driving, but I know that I might be more likely to bicycle if there were dedicated bike lanes separate from moving cars.

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