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eric ng memorial The Killings, Memorial for Cyclist Hits Home

By: Will on: Dec 11, 2006 04:38 PM (149 reads)

On Saturday afternoon more than 100 cyclists and friends of Eric Ng road from Washington Square Park to the Westside Greenway to pay honor to Eric and memorialize him. Eric Ng was killed while cycling on the westside bike path more than a week ago by a drunk driver who drove his BMW down the path for more than a mile before striking Eric. I did not know Eric, but I know some of his friends, and there are many other friends of his from the cycling community whose faces I know. Eric was both a cyclist and an activist. He was interested in making the world a better place and inspiring others to do the same. Saturday I took photos during the memorial. These will be painful for some, especially those who knew him or were there. I am sorry for that. I deliberated about posting them, Saturday was heart wrenching enough. But the killing of innocent cyclists in NYC must end!


Most painful of all Saturday was having to watch Ryan of Visual Resistance lead the dedication of Eric's ghost bike. Ryan is a leader of the Visual Resistance ghost bike project in which he makes ghost bikes, generally for people he does not know; but this past week he had to make one for a close friend and install it at the site of his friend's death. In posting these photos hopefully the injustice of this tragedy and of all killed cyclists will reach a bigger audience. I never want to have to attend another memorial like this again.

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Taken on December 9, 2006