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Guiness

White 'ghost bikes'

I saw one of these today. Made me real sad.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/cyclesafety/article3313260.ece

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/a...-riders-danger-spots-Britain.html
Biosphere

We had a thread about these a long time ago. Quite sad when you read through the list of 15 this year already.

I also read a bit of a debate about the ghost bikes recently where it's now being discussed if they're discouraging the uptake of cycling rather than moderating drivers behaviour.
Guiness

Biosphere wrote:

I also read a bit of a debate about the ghost bikes recently where it's now being discussed if they're discouraging the uptake of cycling rather than moderating drivers behaviour.


Sad that this is the outcome. But I can understand the deabate. If you see more of them around your neck of the woods then you're bound to be put off. Shame as each white ghost bike is meant to recall the passing of someone who chose to take the fitter and “green” option for his or her journey... and change the behaviour of drivers.
Fontfroide

I remember first seeing the black silhouettes of a standing person that used to be all over France.  Didn't discourage me from driving, but did make me reflect a bit.  I suppose the ghosts bikes could prevent someone form cycling, but I doubt it.  Just going out riding once on the road could be enough though.  The problem is too many cars, not enough priority for bikes, so I figure any reminder is a good one.  A bit like war or disease.  Best to know about it really.

But obviously there could be a debate.

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