Diva de Loayza's Ghost Bike

Diva de Loayza Ghost Bike

A memorial at the intersection of Western Ave and University Pl.

We first noticed this memorial to Diva de Loayza on Western Ave in Albany a few weeks ago. It marks the spot where de Loayza, the founder of Some Girls Boutique, was hit by a minivan while riding her bike last summer. She died a few days later from her injuries. The memorial seems to have been in place since May.

Bicycle memorials like this one are called Ghost Bikes. They first popped up in 2003 in St. Louis as a way to remember bicyclists who died while riding on the street. The idea has since spread all over the world -- and there are a handful here in the Capital Region.

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Diva de Loayza memorial
Western and University
Albany, NY 12203

Comments

Seems ironic that the country with the most people and most bicycle riders (and crazy drivers) either does not list, or does not have ghost bicycles. I've always wondered how many people in China & Japan are victims of this type of accident. :(

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