Monday, July 27, 2009

Ghost Bike at Park Avenue and East 14th Street

I biked downtown on Park Avenue on Sunday, and I stopped to sketch a Ghost Bike locked to a pole... a sad reminder that a young life was cut short on the corner of Park and 14th.

Ghost Bikes are small and somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or hit on the street. A bicycle is painted all white and locked to a street sign near the crash site, accompanied by a small plaque. They serve as reminders of the tragedy that took place on an otherwise anonymous street corner, and as quiet statements in support of cyclists' right to safe travel.

This ghost bike memorializes Dennis Dumm who was killed by a truck. Dennis Dumm was a photographer.

Drivers need to be more careful.

(Click on the sketch to make it bigger)

1 comment:

  1. says this ghost died for not making sprain treatment is not to pull the attending physician do lying on the street and hit by a bus


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