Tuesday, February 9, 2010

That's My World Tuesday

A while ago, I showed you this, but I obviously
had no idea what it really meant. (There was no sign on
 it as there are on the two I saw recently—
near the UN and down on the Lower East Side.)
So clearly that was neither art nor vandalism, but 
some poor soul who got very unlucky
while riding their bike in Manhattan traffic
(and maybe wasn't wearing the requisite helmet).
Either way, I feel bad.

[Find more photos from That's My World Tuesday here.]


  1. Oh, that is so sad, Alexa! Thank you for sharing it! I hold good thoughts for his family. Hope you have a good weekend.


  2. aw, this is sad , but also so important that someone cares to take an action acknowledging what has happened.
    You see shrines all over the roadways on Long Island too. This one in your post seems to make more of a statement though in terms of (possibly) heightening people's awareness.

  3. My first thought was, 'What a pretty, decfked-out bike,' and then I clicked on the photo before reading your comment. How sad. I hope people (especially bike riders) take note.

  4. Sad it is. Bicycles or motorcycles competing for road space with SUV's is dangerous. There is no other way of saying it. That said, a motorcycle has a definite edge over the bicycle in the street because of both size and speed. The bicycle, of course, can ride on the sidewalk as an alternative. When all is said and done, though, the SUV will always win. These memorials are very poignant reminders to all of us.

  5. Don't feel bad for not knowing, Alexa ~ sometimes these things are far from obvious. But it's good to know now ~ I hope things like this help something very sad to become something positive in terms of helping with prevention and raising awareness.

  6. Sad to hear that, Ihope you have a good weekend.

    All the best
    Regina In Pictures

  7. I saw a few of these when I was in Manhattan. I wondered if it was a NYC thing to do? It is quite a poignant reminder to 'share the road'.


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