Ghost bikes remain icons to the ultimate vulnerability of riders

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Ghost bike at the location where a cyclist was killed

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Bikes painted white, “ghost” bikes, are often left on the roadside where a cyclist has been killed. It has become an international remembrance.

In cities, along roadsides all over the world, are white bikes – ghost bikes. They are locked to polls, posts and fences and serve as reminders of a cyclist, of cyclists, killed at that point. The tragedy is that these are found all over the world, and that most people are well aware of the icon and its intent. Continue reading