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Ghost Bike Map Chronicles Poignant Pieces of Street Art

Chained around the city as both commemorations and visual reminder of cyclist's rights, ghost bikes, the ubiquitous white frames set up at the site of a cyclist's death, have become a part of the urban landscape. In an effort to chronicle this unique type of street art, Chicago Tribune reporter Charles J. Johnson built a map showcasing the location of these symbolic bicycles. While not comprehensive—especially since the bikes can sometimes be taken down by property owners—Johnson's map also includes a call to send in additional locations and missing memorials. A full map and photos is over at the Trib.

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