NORTH WALL QUAYS
At 4pm on the 22nd September 2021 a group of people cycled from the Spire on O’Connell Street to North Wall Quay to place a ghost bicycle where Thiago Cortes, the Brazilian delivery cyclist, was killed in a hit-and-run incident.
Ghost Bikes are small and somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or hit on the street. A bicycle is painted all white and locked to a street sign near the crash site, accompanied by a small plaque. They serve as reminders of the tragedy that took place on an otherwise anonymous street corner, and as quiet statements in support of cyclists’ right to safe travel.
The first ghost bikes were created in St. Louis, Missouri in 2003. Currently there are over 630 ghost bikes that have since appeared in over 210 locations throughout the world.
Note: A teenage boy who struck and killed a Deliveroo cyclist after breaking a red light while driving above the speed limit has been remanded in juvenile detention for two years. Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that the car was travelling at an estimated 79km/h on North Wall Quay at the time of impact. The speed limit was 50km/h.