Sunday, June 26, 2005

Ghost Bike

To raise awareness of bicyclists’ right to safe travel, Visual Resistance, an activist art collective, has begun installing these unique memorials to bicyclists killed on the streets of New York.

Last week, a collective of artists called Visual Resistance began using bicycles that have been spray-painted white, called “ghost bikes,” to designate spots where bicyclists have died.

“I feel an affinity with any cyclist who has fallen,” Mr. Caplicki said. “I hope that people can make a connection when they see a riderless bicycle and think about a life that's gone.”
It’s working: quote above from today’ NY Times article “On Roads Where They Fell, Bicyclists Are Remembered.” Photo from Visual Resistance.