Local nonprofit Volunteer Palm Springs installs Ghost Bike memorial, partners with Palm Springs Police Department for Bicycle Registration Event.
Palm Springs, CA
With the first documented cyclist fatality this year in Palm Springs, VPS has installed its first Ghost Bike at the intersection of Ramon and Compadre. Painted* all white, the Ghost Bike serves as an effective yet somber reminder of a bicyclist killed while biking.
The Ghost Bike Project is part of VPS’s community outreach safety program which also includes its ‘Blink for Safety’ bicycle safety light program. VPS joins the many businesses and local organizations that have sponsored Ghost Bike installations throughout the city.
Each Ghost Bike will remain on display for a 30-day period and will be monitored by VPS volunteers who will remove any other forms of a memorial from the site. “Life is a gift that can be changed or taken away in a split second,” said David Carden, jr., Founder of VPS. “The bicycle safety programs will raise public awareness of practicing good safety habits while riding your bike.”