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Ghost Bike to be Placed for David Anderson

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Public Dedication to be at 6 p.m.

In conjunction with the Anderson family, a Ghost Bike will be placed for David Anderson Tuesday. The family is requesting that they be able to have a private time as the bike is installed, at 5 p.m., with cyclists and other concerned Albuquerque residents gathering at 6 p.m. for a dedication.

Bicyclist David Anderson was killed March 22 after he was struck by a car that had gone over an embankment and crashed through a fence. Almost a week later, another car went through the fence just a few feet away.

There is no concrete barrier or berm on that stretch of Paseo del Norte.

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.

To read how some cycling advocates are reacting to the ever-growing number of cyclist deaths on Albuquerque streets, read the Road Warrior column by D’Val Westphal here.

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