While not quite as emotionally compelling as the ghost bike display, the new sign is at least some progress. Hopefully this will be a very visible remidner to drivers. I'd like to thank Councilmember Evans and DDOT Director Gabe Klein for making this happen. I'm still investigating the decision-making process behind the removal of the bike, but this is at least a moderate victory.
The removal of the ghost bike has provoked a good discussion of both bicycle safety and the issue of memorials on public property. The best memorial, in the end, would be better harmony and respect between motorists and cyclists. Ghost bikes won't be needed if no more crashes occur.