Ghost Bikes of New York
I wonder if anyone else saw the article in yesterday's (9/6/07) Telegraph magazine? Essentially it reported the actions of two cycling activist groups in New York called Visual Resistance and Time's Up. It seems that there is a surprisingly high mortality amongst New York's cyclists due to appalling driving standards. The groups chain DayGlo white painted immobilised bikes as near as they can to the places where fatal accidents have occured. These bikes are often decorated with flowers and photos of the victims, they then serve as a memorial to the rider and as a reminder to motorists. I am not sure what I think about this, I was moved and a big part of admires their stance. What does everyone else think-fitting tribute or way too mawkish?