Tag:memorial=ghost_bike

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Description
Specifies a memorial as a ghost cycle Edit or translate this description.
Group: Historic
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: in use

A ghost cycle (also known as a White Bicycle, White Bike, Ghost Cycle or Witte Fiets) is bicycle painted white which is permanently placed as memorial for a victim of a road accident, in particular a cyclist who has lost their life.

These cycles are often placed by citizens as guerilla-act.

How to map

Add historic=memorial, together with memorial=ghost_bike

Tags to use in combination

  • name=* can be used for the name of the victim. Always be careful! Respect the privacy of the victim and the family. Only add the name of the victim if it is written on the bike or when it has been published elsewhere. Opt to only add the given name and use an abbreviation for the family name.
  • start_date=* to indicate when the ghost bike was placed
  • inscription=* if there is some text written on it.
  • source=* can be used to point to an article about the accident and/or placing of the ghost bike.

Maps showing ghost bikes

This mapcontrib shows the ghost-bikes

OsmAnd renders all memorials, including ghost bikes.