ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Ghost Bike for Roy Sekreta at Comanche NE and the bike path disappeared Wednesday
Jennifer Buntz sent us this item after learning that the secon ghost bike placed in honor of Sekreta is gone. “I learned today that it was likely removed by employees of the City’s Department of Municipal Development,” she said in an e-mail. She has written to the department (you can read it on her blog here) and promoses to keep us posted.
Here is the story posted 10-16:
There has been a second ghost bike placed at Comanche NE and the bike path in remembrance of Roy Sekreta
Sekreta was hit by a car March 3, 2008, while crossing Comanche at the North Diversion Channel. Jennifer Buntz sent us this photo of the bike, which was first seen Sunday. The first ghost bike bike placed at that location was removed shortly after it was placed there in March.
Another ghost bike placed in August for Heather Reu on Paseo del Volcan remains in place, Buntz said.
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 over 100 locations throughout the
world. For those who create and install the memorials, the death of a
fellow bicyclist hits home.