14 November 2009
A new Ghost Bike was Erected on Astons Quay beside the Merchants Arch just across the Road from the Halfpenny Bridge in Dublin Today. In Memory of the Newest Victim to be Killed by a HGV by The Dublin Cycle Campaign Group. He is Karl Magee a 51 Year Old Cyclist on His Commute and He was Knocked down and Killed by an Articulated 40Ft Truck on 15 th September last. It was attended by Members of his Family and Cyclists and an Oration was made by a Family member and one of the Cyclists and Flowers was placed on the Bike. These Trucks are supposed to be Banned from going through the City since they put in the Port Tunnel save for a few who are given Permission to Deliver to the big Shops. Another Testament to the bad Infrastructure or lack thereoff. How many more are going to get Killed before things are improved for Cyclists. My deepest Sympathies to the Family of Karl may he Rest in Peace.
02 November 2009
Some Pictures I took of the Critical Mass on Friday 30/10/09 the Day before Halloween/ Oice Samhain.Three I took the next Day because of the bad light Conditions,Swans on Canal at Harolds xRoad,Spot on Harolds x Road where cyclist got Killed by Cement Mixer Lorry at the Bike Shop incidentally, Paul the Chinese Man was going to Work on his Bike .Irelands first Ghost Bike Erected in his Memory.French Cyclist standing on Parapet of Grand Canal Bridge Harolds X Road gives Speech about Ghost Bike and a New GhostBike to be Erected on Wellington Quay where a 51 Year old Man was Killed by an Artic Truck while Riding his Bike to Work,this Bike to be Erected on 14th November at 11.00am.Me with Top Hat and Grease Paint for the Halloween Critical Mass.
The Critical Mass was great Fun,There was a Horrible Shower of Rain for 20 Minutes before the Event at 5.00pm up to 5.20pm then it Dried up and it was actually quite Balmy after the start at 6.00pm.