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Ghost Bikes in Poland


krysia 23 | 3,057
31 Jan 2010 #1
There are numerous ghost bikes around the US and Poland has one also last year, in £ódź.
They are painted white after someone dies on the road in a bike accident, some are adorned with flowers and decorated with a plack with the name of the deceased.
Sildar - | 34
31 Jan 2010 #2
For those who never heard about it.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_bike

The first Polish ghost bike has been set November 2, 2009, in Lodz invented by Wojciech Makowski from Phenomenon Foundation. Initially, the spirit was to be set during the journey of a critical mass of 30 October, but decided to move the unveiling of the spirit of All Souls' Day on the bike. The Spirit stood at the gate of the Old Cemetery. While the symbolic unveiling of the organizers called for improving the situation on Polish roads, which, according to statistics are the least safe for cyclists in the entire European Union.
sledz 23 | 2,250
31 Jan 2010 #3
There are numerous ghost bikes around the US

Yep, they have them around chicago also. I took this pic a few weeks ago.

ghostbikes.org/ghostbikes/Chicago
Trevek 26 | 1,702
31 Jan 2010 #4
Cool idea!
convex 20 | 3,978
31 Jan 2010 #5
Really a great idea....anything to get drivers to stop at crosswalks here...
beckski 12 | 1,617
31 Jan 2010 #6
Very interesting indeed. In California people sometimes leave a cross, flowers and lighted candles, on the spot where someone has died. Not only for victims who've died from accidents, but also victims of violent crimes, such as gun shots.
reza_risky 1 | 4
21 Sep 2011 #7
We should install a lot of ghost bikes here in Isfahan,,, or maybe bunches of ghost bike !
isthatu2 4 | 2,704
21 Sep 2011 #8
Are the roads that bad in Iran?
I always thought it would be a good idea,at accident black spots (every country has them) to leave or re place a wrecked car. Im sure that would work better than a speed camera sign.
ShAlEyNsTfOh 4 | 161
21 Sep 2011 #9
damnit... and here I was expecting a story about bikes riding themselves in Poland. :(
reza_risky 1 | 4
21 Sep 2011 #10
Are the roads that bad in Iran?

They are not good, but I said that because of the way of driving in here.

I always thought it would be a good idea,at accident black spots (every country has them) to leave or re place a wrecked car. Im sure that would work better than a speed camera sign.

I agree with you.
isthatu2 4 | 2,704
21 Sep 2011 #11
They are not good, but I said that because of the way of driving in here.

Ah, sorry, I was using a lazy english expression, by asking if the roads were that bad I meant with bad drivers :)
I imagine Isfahan has decent enough roads structuraly :)


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