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Public-images-osm logo.svg memorial = ghost_bike
Specifies a memorial as a ghost cycle: a white bicycle to commemorate a cyclist who died in traffic Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: historic
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: in use

A  ghost cycle (also known as a White Bicycle, White Bike, Ghost Bike 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