A recent hit-and-run cycling incident (of which he was the victim) inspired artist and photographer Henry Hargreaves (past features here) to share images he took of Brooklyn’s Ghost Bikes: memorials to cyclists who lost their lives while biking.
Ghost Bikes is an initiative that started in St. Louis Missouri in 2003 and caught on worldwide… over 620 bikes exist in 210 locations. The project encourages friends and families of cycling accident victims to obtain a used bike, paint it white, and lock it to a street sign or location that garners visibility without causing disturbance.
Hargreaves reached out to the organization for information on these Brooklyn victims. His series of photos mention their names and ages at the date of their deaths. Decorated with flowers, candles and signs, they are silent, sobering reminders of the dangers we face on a daily basis, a symbol of mortality and a plea not to forget the fallen riders.
Go here to read more about Ghost Bikes.