Ghost Bikes are small and somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or hit on the street. A bicycle is painted all white and locked to a street sign near the crash site, accompanied by a small plaque. They serve as reminders of the tragedy that took place on an otherwise anonymous street corner, and as quiet statements in support of cyclists' right to safe travel.
The first ghost bikes were created in St. Louis, Missouri in 2003, and they have since appeared in at least 66 cities throughout the world. For those who create and install the memorials, the death of a fellow bicyclist hits home. We all travel the same unsafe streets and face the same risks; it could just as easily be any one of us.
In the past few years, several Tucson cyclists have been struck by automobiles, and died. The first Ghost Bike in town was installed in May 2008. Currently there are 4 Ghost Bikes in the Tucson. There had been 6 but some low rent hoodlums have stolen 2 of the Ghost Bikes.
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You can find Ghost Bike in the following Countries & Cities: Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Spain, Hungary, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States in Albany, Austin, Bend, Boston, Boulder, Buckhannon, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Colorado Springs, Columbia, Columbus, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Eugene, Fort Mill, Fresno, Gainesville, Highlands Ranch, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Huntsville, Ithaca, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Kenosha, Los Angeles, Louisville, Madison, Minneapolis, New York City, Oakland, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Raleigh, Reno, Richmond, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Seattle, Sedona, St. Louis, State College, Tallahassee, Tucson, Washington, D.C., and Wickenburg,
To find the box, head to the North-East corner of Adams and Euclid, Park at the corner of The Castle. From the South East corner of the fencing (on the outside) count 5 sections of fence. In the middle of the fifth section of fence at the base of the fence you will find the box. You will need to move the lava rocks to find the box. Be careful to rehide carefully just as you have found it so that it does not go missing again.
The Ghost Bike is across the street on the East side of Euclid and Adams. This Ghost Bike is in memory of Andria Ligas, a 19 year-old Flinn scholar at the Univeristy of Arizon. She was killed when she was hit from behind by a driver who then fled hte scene. The driver turned himself in after his vehicle was located and seized by the police. He plead guilding to leaving the scene of an accident, his only charge, and he received one year in jail.