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Victor Ang / Ghost Bike Memorials

Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Ghost Bike memorials commemorating cycling deaths started to appear on New York City streets around 2005. The memorial’s power comes from its somber simplicity. A bicycle painted white locked to a sign near the crash site. You can read about, the New York City Ghost Bike project, and also read about creating ghost bike memorials here.

This ghost bike is a memorial for Victor Ang, who was hit and run over by a UPS truck while he was riding a CityBike on April 27, 2019.

As a daily bike commuter and weekend bike explorer, I am glad to see the growing popularity of riding in NYC and the building of more bike paths. However, riding in NYC is not like riding in Copenhagen or Amsterdam. The ghost bike memorials are an emotional reminder of lives lost and how much work NYC has to do to further separate bikers and cars.

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