Imagine a World Where Ghost Bikes are Obsolete
A Ghost Bike is a Roadside Bicycle Memorial, a Bicycle Painted White, placed near where a Cyclist has been killed or severely injured, by a Motorist.
The initial Ghost Bike Memorial Project was started by Patrick Van Der Tuin in St Louis, Missouri in 2003 after witnessing a Motorist hit a Cyclist in a Bicycle Lane. He placed a Bicycle painted White near the Spot, along with a sign that read “ Cyclist Struct Here. “ After noticing the positive effect it had on Motorists, he enlisted the help of his friends to place Ghost Bikes in prominent areas around the City where Cyclist were killed or severely injured. Since then, hundreds of Ghost Bike Memorials have appeared throughout the World.
More than 1,000 Cyclists are killed in the USA annually & over 250,000 Cyclists are seriously injured. According to the League of American Bicyclists, 70% of Most Cycling Fatalities occurred in Cities.
Bikesta’s Vision & Mission is to Keep All Cyclists Safe around the World.