Riding With Ghosts – NYC Bicyclists Remember Friends And Share Fears

On March 6, bike riders from across New York City gathered to remember their own, riding to the sites of 20 crashes where bicyclists lost their lives in crashes in 2010. On their way, riders left flowers, notes, and ghost bikes – bicycles painted bright, primer white – at crash sites across the city. In addition to reading a prepared statement, bicyclists spoke about the culture of fear that has taken hold in biking circles. Even as more bike lanes have been added and fatality rates have dipped in the past few years, most bicyclists expressed a sense that they were at risk every time they took to the road.

To hear the voices of cyclists on the current transportation, start the SoundSlide below. And go past the jump for a map of where bicycle deaths occurred in New York City in the past year.

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