Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ghostbikes of Brooklyn

En route to an amazing Pan Asian restaurant called Nana in Park Slope on 5th (Check it out if you are in the area!)  we ran into two ghost bikes on the same street. It made me realize how crazy it would be to bike around the city and how lucky I am to live in such a bike friendly community.

A ghost bike is a shrine to a biker's last ride. An artist will find a old bike, paint it white and lock it up at the spot where the cyclist was killed. It is a very beautiful memorial and creates awareness for bikers, pedestrians and drivers to be conscious of each other. I have talked to many friends who didn't know what ghost bikes were, so if you didn't know now you know.

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