A memorial set up throughout the state of Texas aims to draw attention to the many dangers which face cyclists on roads and highways.
Throughout the state, eagle eyed motorists may be able to spot lone bicycles which have been left as tributes to victims who have lost their lives whilst involved in Dallas Cycling Accident.
The spot where Britta Schneider was killed by a drunk driver in 2012 will be marked by a single stripped down white bicycle at the Mildred and Shirley L Garrison Geriatric and Education Center, whilst the spot where Paul Nichols lost his life on Texas 114 is also marked by a white bike.
The memorials, and others like it are intended to be a clear message from the West Texas Cycling Association that drivers need to share the road. Spokeswoman Susan Alger said “We don’t want to put up anymore (ghost bikes).”
In addition to the ghost bikes, they have also organized a number of rallies where they intend to educate drivers in looking out for and caring for cyclists and to promote safe practices among those cyclists.
Susan discussed the measures with a local newspaper “We will be talking to people putting our faces out there reminding people that we’re their neighbors, their friends, their co-workers, we just want them to share the road,” she said.
The group has received support from a number of local business, including University Medical Center who have provided a collection of children’s bike helmets.