a stark reminder

ghostBikeBurnside-1.jpg, originally uploaded by BikePortland.org.

In the bicycling community, there is a special way to remember cyclists who are killed while riding, and to remind motorists and cyclists alike to ride/drive defensively. It’s called a “ghost bike”. Painted white, often installed late at night, it is an eloquent reminder of the high cost of not being aware of your surroundings as a driver or rider.

You can find information from the BikePortland.org about the latest bicycling fatality collision which occurred at West Burnside and 14th Thursday afternoon. A 19 year old design student, Tracey Sparling, was crushed under a cement truck as it made a right hand turn.

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