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GO RIDE YOUR CITY!
Cyclists will ride through Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn, stopping at 11 different accident sites. There, they'll lay flowers and pay their respects to cyclists killed last year.
A memorial walk will also be held long a route through Greenpoint, Brooklyn, commemorating pedestrians and victims of traffic crashes.
According to Transportation Alternatives, 65 pedestrians and 10 cyclists were killed on city streets last year, with many more unreported incidents still to be factored in. In 2008, 147 pedestrians and 25 cyclists were killed on New York City streets.
There are TWO Ghost bikes on The west side bikeway in New York City.
Dr. Carl Nacht, 56, June 22, 2006, hit by NYPD tow truck. Died of his injuries on June 26, 2006.
At 37th street.
Eric Ng, 22, December 1, 2006, struck and killed by drunken driver
Hudson River bike path, near Clarkson Street, Manhattan
The drunk driver rode for over a mile on the no-cars-allowed Hudson River greenway before striking Eric
The driver was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter, reckless endangerment and driving while intoxicated, the authorities said (New York Times, 12/3/2006)
This is Eric's Ghost bike at Clarkson St on the Bikeway.
I was at his Memorial. Just to clarify ,the driver drove his car on the actual bikeway from Chelsea Piers all the way down to Clarkson street just north of Houston.
Cycling since the age of six. Never got off my bike,.I became a bicycle messenger in the 80's for Can Carriers, Started Born to Run Bicycle Messengers a few years after. I guess I made an unconscious decision to use my car as little as possible in NYC until I just eventually got rid of it.
I've bicycle toured all over the States including Alaska,and Hawaii!I also made it to the jungles of Mexico. As far as Europe I've only made it to France.I've always been a Cycling Commuter in NYC from Manhattan,Queens and Ft Lee ,NJ.
My wife makes fun of me because I hardly know how to navigate the subway!
I hope to enlighten all of you with this blog.Cycling is not just about Racing and Light Bicycles.If you travel the blog and use the search box ,you'll find bicycles and people from all walks of life.The uses for these incredible machines are endless especially in an Urban environment like NYC! My Favorite place to ride is without a doubt Martha's Vineyard.My favorite bicycle trip is riding from NYC to Martha's Vineyard! Second Favorite place to ride is Manhattan!
Have fun on the blog.If any of you have some interesting story feel free to Email me!