Ghost Bike Placed on Marin Boulevard in Memory of Natalia Caicedo

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Update: a new location is being sought for the bike after the owners of the property had the bike moved.

When Kraverie Restaurant co-owner Natasha Caicedo was killed in a tragic hit-and-run accident, those closest to her remembered her life and aspirations fondly.

To add to the memorial, a ghost bike has been dedicated to her on Marin Boulevard near the Light Rail stop where she was fatally struck.

For those unfamiliar with ghost bikes, they act as “small and somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or hit on the street. A bicycle is painted all white and locked to a street sign near the crash site, accompanied by a small plaque. They serve as reminders of the tragedy that took place on an otherwise anonymous street corner, and as quiet statement in support of cyclists’ right to safe travel,” according to ghostbikes.org.

Bike safe, JC.

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Matt Hunger

is a former staff writer for the Jersey City Independent.