After receiving the news about Diana Sullivan’s tragic death right near AT&T park, I got on the computer and sent out a bunch of emails to the city supervisors and to the SF Arts Commission to see what it would take to have a permanent ghost bike installation put in San Francisco to commemorate all of our city’s fallen cyclists.
After getting a lot of feedback, I have discovered that this will be a long road! The first step it seems will be to get the DPW to sign off on the location; they are the ones that “own” the city sidewalks. Next I have to secure funding. Not only do I have to find funding to make and install the project, but I also need to have funding that will allow for insurance and maintenance for the next 33 or so years. I am going to look into some of our big San Francisco/Bay area bicycle friendly companies, and see if maybe one of them might be willing to fund it, with their name attached to the plaque that would go along side it.
I would ideally love to do 3 to 5 bikes, but would settle for one. Either in a location of a cycle death, or maybe near city hall, to commemorate all the fallen riders. Once I secure funding, I have to have it approved by the SF Arts Commission. Easy Peasy?
Any thoughts and feedback would be greatly appreciated.