At the location where Emma Foa was killed at Christmas 2006.
A ghost bike or ghostcycle is a bicycle set up in a place where a cyclist has been hurt or killed. The bike is intended to be both a memorial and a reminder to passing motorists to share the road. A junk bicycle is painted white, and locked to a suitable object close to the scene of the accident …. These memorials are mainly a political statement – aiming to make a wider point beyond personal loss – erected by pro-cycling organizations, unlike a typical roadside memorial, which is usually purely personal. (from WikiPedia). The idea started in San Francisco in 2002 and the movement seems to have been started in the UK by a north Londoner named Steve Allen, who runs the UK “Ghost Bikes”
It would be interesting to find out who installed the ghost bike for Emma Foa.
Photo by Paul Braithwaite
I’ve just heard from Oliver Schick that the new ghost bikes have been put up by members of the London Fixed-gear/Single-speed Forum: