NEW YORK (WPIX) – New Yorkers are taking a brisk ride Sunday to honor the street’s fallen cyclists.
Cyclists, walkers, families and friends dedicated 11 “ghost bikes” memorializing accident victims Sunday.
Cyclists will ride through Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn, stopping at 11 different accident sites. There, they’ll lay flowers and pay their respects to cyclists killed last year.
A memorial walk will also be held long a route through Greenpoint, Brooklyn, commemorating pedestrians and victims of traffic crashes.
According to Transportation Alternatives, 65 pedestrians and 10 cyclists were killed on city streets last year, with many more unreported incidents still to be factored in. In 2008, 147 pedestrians and 25 cyclists were killed on New York City streets.