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Ghost Bikes
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Description:
A ghost bike or ghostcycle is a bicycle set up in a place where a cyclist has been hurt or killed, as a memorial to the injured or fallen rider, and as a reminder to passing motorists to share the road. A junk bicycle is painted white, and locked to a suitable object close to the scene of the accident, with a white placard and (typically) red stenciled lettering. These memorials are mainly a political statement erected by pro-cycling organizations.
Expanded Description:

This is an attempt to log the locations of ghost bikes, whether they are on permanent or temporary display. You can find a good reference site for locations to mark on Ghostbikes.org

From Wikipedia:

The first ghost bike memorial project was in St. Louis, Missouri, United States in October, 2003. After observing a motorist strike a bicyclist in a bike lane on Holly Hills Boulevard, Patrick Van Der Tuin placed a white-painted bicycle on the spot with a hand-painted sign "Cyclist Struck Here". Noticing the effect this had on motorists in the area, Patrick then enlisted the help of friends to place 15 more "ghost bikes" in prominent spots in the St. Louis area where cyclists had recently been hit by automobiles.

Similar projects began in Pittsburgh in 2004, New York City, Seattle in 2005 and Chicago in 2006. London Ghostcycle was active in 2005 and 2006, now defunct. There are or were projects in dozens of other cities worldwide.

In 2002 San Francisco artist Jo Slota started a similar, project which he called Ghostcycles. This was a distinct, purely artistic project which involved painting abandoned bikes white, and recording them on a website. Any connection between the two phenomena is uncertain.

Instructions for Posting a Ghost Bikes Waymark:
The ghost bike should be on display at the time the location is marked, along with an associated photo.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
It is preferable to log the location if the ghost bike is still there. If you want to note any personal experiences around bike safety you are welcome to do so, or provide a memorial for the victim.
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  • Name of the victim
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  • Accident resulted in a fatality
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Ghost BikesGhost Bike Universitäts Alle Bremen, Germany

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Ghost Bike Commemorating a cyclist who was killed in 2019 after hit by a tram.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Bremen, Germany

date approved: 10/24/2021

last visited: never

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Ghostbike an der Armgartstraße zum Gedenken an eine hier getötete 18 jährige Radfahrerein.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 5/11/2019

last visited: 3/4/2020

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Ghost bike to commemorate a nineteen-year-old cyclist in Eilbek, a district of Hamburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 12/27/2016

last visited: 9/28/2020

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Ghost Bikes76 Jahre alter Mann durch LKW getötet - Hamburg, Germany

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[GER] 76 Jahre alter Mann durch LKW getötet - Hamburg, Germany [ENG] 76 year old man killed by truck - Hamburg, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kladings

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: 8/2/2022

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Ghost BikesGhost Bike #1 - Osnabrück, NDS, Germany

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Ghost bike for a twenty year old biker - 4th of march 2014

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bush-Rescue

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 11/11/2017

last visited: never

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