Archive for the 'ghostbikes' Category
I got an e-mail yesterday from D, the anonymous installer of the Grant Davis ghost bike. Readers may remember that back in March ADOT attempted to move the bike because it was in some kind of county right-of-way, but while doing so they accidentally damaged it. (The installer did his job well, in [...]Read More..>>
I just got this today from my friend S:
Just wondered if you could post info on the ghost bike I just got up for Drake
Okusako. Here’s a blip if you want to put it on the blog. Thanks – S
Yet another ghost bike is up to remind people to drive safely and [...]
I got a call from the Arizona Department of Transportation today to alert me that they had removed the ghostbike that was anonymously installed for Grant Davis.
I appreciated that call a lot.
It seems the bike was inadvertently installed inside some kind of federally-mandated safety zone and ADOT was compelled to move it, but [...]
This story is awful in every way. (Link to story on Drunkcyclist, not always completely SFW). See more about the memorial ride here, including lots of photos.
The Arizona Daily Star has a depressing, simple-minded editorial about the Third Street bike enforcement that is occurring.
The recent, albeit limited, crackdown of cyclists who ignore the traffic rules of the road is a positive move, not because cyclists aren’t welcome in Tucson, but because our community is bicycle-friendly and keeping everyone safe is [...]
From Today’s Washington Post.
One Memorial Bike Taken From DuPont Circle, 22 More Appear
By Ashley Halsey III
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, September 10, 2009; 5:01 PM
Even in a city so thick with monuments that only tourists notice the big ones and pigeons get the rest, it was hard to miss the stark white bicycle chained to a [...]
I received this from Charles Nystrom’s family:
Friday, August 14, marks one year since Chuck was killed. We want to remember this day by decorating his Ghost Bike so that drivers will see it and be reminded to share the road. We are gathering at 5:30pm. The bike is located at the west [...]
I was sent this photo today of a ghost bike that has appeared at the site where Allen Johnson was killed. I am told there still has been no citation issued to the driver, although she struck Johnson well within the bike lane.
As most of my readers know, Charles Nystrom was killed while riding his bicycle on Tanque Verde Road last year. He was a retired Air Force pilot, a bicyclist, father of two daughters, and was working as a school teacher at the time of his death.
I never met him, but he sounds [...]
I hate having to report on ghost bikes getting vandalized. But they do. The Jose Rincon ghost bike was repeatedly vandalized. A ghost bike we installed on Columbus and Grant for Peter Visconti III was completely removed, presumably by the local business owner (though we don’t know that).
Now according to an email [...]