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Father of Ghost Bike victim wants daughters bike removed, still there though.

Damen/Wellington- Her Dad says enough is enough and wants her name and bike removed. Tired of the reminder. What can we do? The city won't do it and no one from ATA or chainlink will do it- do we remain selfish and leave it up for our own purposes or honor the family's wishes? Most cyclists I talk to say 1 year on the street is enough time.
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I think the dad's (family's?) wishes should take precedence and the bike be removed. Who was responsible for the installation?

what is ATA?

yes, family's wishes should be respected. I used to go by that spot all the time.  Dangerous spot. Maybe Active Transportation Alliance could get city to install an extra sign there?

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Garth Liebhaber said:

what is ATA?

Pardon the newbie and possibly inflammatory question- but what's to stop anyone from removing it? Is it something like if not ATA cleared it will just be treated as stolen and replaced? If its just a manpower issue, i can go take it down tomorrow (I won't, because I assume this isn't kosher for some reason).
I wanted to add... I believe the ghost bikes are sacred thing, but also believe that family comes first.

I don't understand why this is being presented as having been communicated before-- I think I'd have noticed if it was.

Unless I receive a personal call to discuss I'm going to call BS here.

773/Seven one 0-4 one four 3

I don't answer blocked numbers. Feel free to call until midnight.

In the meantime I don't think anyone else needs to pile on to the "family's wishes should be respected" meme-- I really don't think there's anyone out there who would suggest otherwise.

I should add-- typically if ATA gets such a request, I would be contacted.  And typically if the city gets such a request, I would be contacted.  So it's not just the unlikely possibility that I missed a previous chainlink thread that leads me to suspect we're dealing with a steaming pile here.

And further-- this is why I no longer participate in any media efforts that call attention to Ghost Bikes-- because they bring out the folks that can't sleep at night because they know there are ghost bikes out there and are consumed by the "unfairness" of the city allowing them to persist.

Thanks h!!!
Welcome to the Chainlink Austin.

Where did you get your information from regarding the father's wishes? in my experience the community has been very accommodating with respect to family wishes. When Matt Lynch's family requested that his ghost bike be removed it disappeared rather quickly. I suspect the same would happen with any ghost bike where the family decided they no longer wanted the ghost bike around.

Feel free to call any time today or tomorrow. If I can't answer I'll call you back when I can. I'll see that the bike is removed promptly if I can get confirmation that this is legit.

h' 1.0 said:

I don't understand why this is being presented as having been communicated before-- I think I'd have noticed if it was.

Unless I receive a personal call to discuss I'm going to call BS here.

773/Seven one 0-4 one four 3

I don't answer blocked numbers. Feel free to call until midnight.

In the meantime I don't think anyone else needs to pile on to the "family's wishes should be respected" meme-- I really don't think there's anyone out there who would suggest otherwise.

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