31 May '16, 11am

How long should Ghost Bikes stay up on public property?

How long should Ghost Bikes stay up on public property?

A year ago today, prominent architect Roger du Toit was killed while riding his bike. A week later this ghost bike was installed; you can see my coverage of the event here. I was really surprised last week riding through the neighbourhood to see that his memorial bike was still there; I would have thought that in the ritzy Rosedale neighbourhood of Toronto, it would have been gone in a very short time. In Toronto , "Current City Policy is that memorials are left in public right-of-ways for 30 days. There are no special provisions legislated for ghost bike memorials." Joe Mavec's Ghost Bike/ Lloyd Alter/CC BY 2.0 I while ago I noticed that Joe Mavec's bike is still in place in another nice part of town, four years after his death in 2012, also covered on TreeHugger here . It is slowly rotting away, the wheels on the verge of collapse. But it is still there, which I think is...

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