Thursday, April 19, 2007

Ghost Bike Stolen Again

For the second time in less than a year the ghost bike for Patricia Andrews has been stolen. I saw the bikey Tuesday night and as of Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. it was gone. Geoff at the Bike Pirates confirms that the bike had not been removed for any reason by them. So, who would cut through a $150 Kryptonite New York Lock in order to steal a memorial bike? Update: I have been informed that the bike may have been removed at the request of the family of the fallen cyclist.
Note: I still believe Ghost bikes are important. Why? Read this.


Anonymous said...

If the family requested that it be removed, I think the right thing to do is honour that request and not put up another one in that place.

Cyclist memorials and ghost bikes are a very emotional subject. Families should be consulted and their wishes respected.

Darren said...

So many things collide with this issue. Respect, solidarity, and encouraging people to ride. No right or wrong answers.