For the past year, this "ghost bike" on the causeway between Sanibel Island and the mainland has been chained to a sign advocating bicycle safety. (What irony!) It is a memorial to a young woman killed in 2011 in a collision with a car whose driver had fallen asleep after taking illicit drugs.
Yesterday the Department of Transportation removed the bicycle after receiving a few complaints.
I am disappointed. Memorials like this act as graphic safety reminders to motorists and cyclists alike.