Friday, June 08, 2007

Ghost Bikes of New York

"Two local cycling activist groups, Visual Resistance and Time's Up, determined in 2005 to place a memorial to every cyclist killed in the city. Now, in traffic blackspots all over New York, gleaming white bicycles, draped in garlands of colourful flowers and decorated with photographs of the victims, are popping up, often in the middle of the night. Above each bike, a simple sign is erected, a memorial to the fallen. The children's bikes are particularly poignant: there is one for 10-year-old Shamar Porter, killed on Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn on August 5 last year, and another for Jose Mora, 11, killed on North Conduit Avenue, Cypress Hills, on September 4."

A brilliant way of making a point. Read the rest of Harry Mount's Telegraph story here.
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