I like this idea so much. Just a recap, a ghost bike is
Painted white from their spokes to their handlebars and often decorated with flowers and a sign to memorialize killed cyclists, the bikes are sometimes defaced, stolen or removed.
We've had some interesting experiences with Ghost Bikes in DC. But here's a better idea of a way to memorialize cyclists and call attention to the issue of road safety.
As an alternative to ghost bikes, Willens' law firm at 30 N. LaSalle St. is planning to donate a ghost bike rack for each cyclist who falls victim to a fatal accident and bolt it to the sidewalk. The white racks would serve as memorials to the deceased cyclists, placed near the sites where they were killed. They would also be functional, allowing cyclists to lock up their bikes.
Willens said it would be harder to steal a ghost bike rack, and that complaints about the memorials becoming eyesores and having no practical use would become null. The bike racks would serve a purpose, especially as the city pushes to get more two-wheel travelers on the streets.