Urban cycle mobilities in New York – day 15

CYCLING ETHNOGRAPHY
by Jonas Larsen
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GHOSTBIKES. On can not help to bump into these white ghost bikes! Each symbolize a cyclist that was killed on the streets of New York. Many are several years old! Across the city in 2012, 136 pedestrians and 19 cyclists were fatally struck by motorists in 2012. http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/01/31/nypd-15465-pedestrians-and-cyclists-injured-155-killed-in-traffic-in-2012/AS the organization writes:

“The Street Memorial Project honors cyclists and pedestrians that have been killed on New York City’s streets. We seek to cultivate a compassionate and supportive community for survivors and friends of those lost and to initiate a change in culture that fosters mutual respect among all people who share the streets”.

http://ghostbikes.org/new-york-city

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