This is a spontaneous monument by an anonymous artist “Dedicated to Every Cyclist in New Orleans Killed or Injured by Motorists.” The city tried taking it down the day before I took this but only got two bikes. They say it is unauthorized!
Aedh had his bike stolen from a locked back yard courtyard with 8 ft walls recently. They even took the chain that he had it locked to the tree with! But, nobody steals the ghost bikes, the memorials all over the city to cyclists killed by motorists. I did not realize this a world wide phenomenon, the ghost bike memorials, but I know the terrible crime rate is not world wide. Aedh thinks it is superstition that protects them. I call it respect, but whatever you call it, I am impressed!