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  • +1 Oliver. Talking to other cyclists about what happened is one way to convert some of the grief and loss from an accident into a positive. Maybe ghost bikes are a prompt to encourage discussion?

    For some people, ghost bikes (as roadside memorials) fulfil an important emotional function. I think we should have roadside memorials for every death in the street (the footways would get pretty crowded very quickly!), but that's not usually done, and most memorials fade after a while, just like ghost bikes are taken away.