New law could end ghost bike memorials

A new law could end street memorials for bicyclists hit and killed while riding.The Department of Sanitation says it wants to clear all abandoned and

BROOKLYN - A new law could end street memorials for bicyclists hit and killed while riding.

The Department of Sanitation says it wants to clear all abandoned and rusted bike memorials. Many of these memorials are chained to public-use places and often badly maintained, according to the DOS.

Placed at the sites of fatal accidents, the bicycles are painted white to memorialize the riders who were killed. Ghost bikes also serve as a reminder to other cyclists to stay safe and aware while riding.

The DOS will hold a public hearing on the issue tonight.

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