Alice Swanson was killed while riding her bike in my neighborhood on Tuesday, July 8. She was run over by a garbage truck, and very likely died instantly.

As long as the investigation of the incident is open and inconclusive, a ghost bike will stand at the intersection where her life was cut short.

It’s a sobering reminder that cyclists don’t always have it easy riding amongst the cars and trucks that clog the roadways. It’s certainly opened my eyes just a little bit more.

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Mourning at Alice's ghost bike