Boston to get new ghost bike

I took this photo of a ghost bike in Boston that’s in memory of a man named Richard Stanley Archer, who was killed in May, 2017 while riding his bike by a motor vehicle driver. A Boston University graduate student named Meng Jin was killed while riding a bike by a motor vehicle driver in…

Failing our children

Two days ago these flowers were laid in commemoration of the three-year anniversary of when this girl was killed trying to cross the street to come home from school. She would be 17 now. Nothing much has changed on this street. Today is the day that students in Parkland, Florida went to school and didn’t…

This city fully admits it’s “nearly impossible”

The suburb-city where I Iive fully admits that “walking or biking along this busy road in its current state is nearly impossible” (see the summaries/visuals below). A “commuter trail” (please see my definition of commuter here), consisting of a two-way protected cycle track and a multiuse path (hello, scooters!), using a combination of hotel/motel taxes…

School speed limit

The metro-Atlanta suburb-city where I live is discussing lower speed limits near schools because some parents are pleading for it. It has gotten so pathetically dangerous to walk to school that my “family-friendly” city is one of those embarrassing places where children carry orange flags in order to cross the streets directly in front of…

Call for protected lanes after latest death

After leaving my older daughter at the airport early this morning, I rode Sharey the bikeshare bike and took this nine-second video at the tail end of rush hour on a two-way protected bike lane in Midtown, Atlanta. Unbeknownst to me, just shortly before I filmed this, a woman slightly older than my daughter was…

Not the collection I want

Seems I’ve amassed quite the collection of ghost bike photos, from not just Atlanta but New York City, Pittsburgh, and Boston as well. This is not the kind of collection I want to continue. When will city leaders start listening to the people who know exactly where the danger spots are (that would be the…

Newest ghost bike in the USA

This man, David Mathews, placed the newest ghost bike memorial in the USA this morning for a “fallen rider” named Andrew Whitlock who was killed by the driver of a motor vehicle in Atlanta just three days ago. You may pass it if you go to the Georgia Aquarium if you visit Atlanta. It’s near…

For one brief moment

I took this photo just yesterday while riding Sharey to show how barriers on multiuse paths could stop a motor vehicle from entering it, such as just happened last week in New York City, resulting in the murder of eight bike riders (including a mom of two children like me). I realized after I took…