The NYC Street Memorial Project will hold the 7th Annual Memorial Ride and Walk on Sunday, March 18, 2012. Together we will ride to the locations where cyclists have lost their lives in the past year. Bring flowers and other items to honor those we have lost.

 

The Ride/Walk schedule is subject to change – for updates on the day of the ride follow us at www.twitter.com/nycstreetmem or #memride2012. If you plan to take the subway to meet up with the ride, we suggest you check the MTA Planned Service Changes for 3/18.

 

Please RSVP to our Facebook event.

 

Listed are below are meet up times. For the full schedule visit: http://ghostbikes.org/node/906

 

Staten Island Ride

12:00 Meet-up: Everything Goes Book Cafe, 208 Bay St (between Victory and Hannah)
2:00 SI Ferry, St. George Terminal, Staten Island
3:10 Jeffrey Axelrod, Chrystie & Delancey [Convergence with Bronx-Manhattan ride]

 

Bronx-Manhattan Ride
11:30 Meet-up: La Finca Del Sur Community Garden, E138th & Grand Concourse (4 or 5 to E138th St, Bronx)
3:45 Nicolas Djandji, Borinquen Pl & Rodney St. [Convergence with Brooklyn  Ride]

 

Queens-Brooklyn Ride

 

11:30 Meet-up: Cross Bay Pkwy & Beach Channel Dr. (A to Beach 90 or Beach 98)
2:45 Chris Doyle, Metropolitan Ave. & Gardner Ave. [Convergence with Brooklyn ride]

 

Brooklyn Ride
12:30 Meet-up: Avenue T & West 9th St. – map (D to 25th Ave. or N to Avenue U)
2:45 Chris Doyle, Metropolitan Ave. & Gardner Ave. [Convergence with Queens ride]
3:45 Nicolas Djandji, Borinquen Pl. & Rodney St. [Convergence with Manhattan ride]
4:00 Unnamed memorial, Union Ave. & S5th St. [Convergence with Memorial Walk]

 

Memorial Walk
1:45-2pm: Gather @ Manhattan Ave & Green St (G Train to Greenpoint Ave)
4:00 Unnamed Memorial, Union Ave & S5th [Convergence with Memorial Ride]

 

Rain date: Sunday, March 25

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WHAT DO WE WANT?

We want a change in culture.

  • To encourage mutual respect among all street users.
  • To instill in each person the responsibility we share to look out for each other.

We want to incite more humanity in this city.

  • To assure that every person is remembered.
  • To build solidarity among non-drivers and create a space for mourning and support.
  • To acknowledge each death as a tragic, but not isolated, event.
  • To recognize the ripple effect that one person’s death has on their family, neighborhood,
  • and community, and to acknowledge that the loss of one life affects us all.

We want improvements in policy.

  • To make the City follow through on necessary improvements in engineering,
  • enforcement, and public education.
  • To compel the City to conduct full investigations of crashes and their causes and to take
  • action to improve safety.

We want outrage that makes a lasting difference.

  • To encourage the media to report on all deaths in a sensitive, educated manner.
  • To hold the City accountable for street safety issues and to force each agency to respond
  • to these preventable tragedies.
  • To inspire all New Yorkers to be grieved and angered when someone is killed.

We want to stop having to do this.

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