Since September 2007, members of the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters' Society have placed Ghost Bikes at the scene of fatal accidents involving cyclists as memorials to fellow cyclists who have been killed on the streets of Edmonton.
The city's first Ghost Bike was placed on Stony Plain Road just west of Anthony Henday Drive to remember William Korol, 38, of Stony Plain who died after being killed in a hit-and-run in the early morning of Saturday, September 15, 2007.
A second Ghost Bike was placed three days later at 71st Street and 34th Avenue in Millwoods after 16-year-old Mathew Bensalah was killed cycling near his home at 9:30 pm on Monday, September 18, 2007.
The city's third Ghost Bike memorial was placed at Princess Elizabeth Avenue near 102 Street after an unnamed cyclist was killed by a drunk driver just before 7:00 am on Saturday, December 8, 2007.
On September 6, 2008 two more Ghost Bikes were erected in Edmonton.
Edmonton’s fourth Ghost Bike was installed to remember Sandor Baracskay, 77, who died on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 after sustaining injuries after he was struck by a car on August 29 near 111 Avenue and Groat Road.
Another Ghost Bike was installed at 110 Avenue and 153 Street after a September 5, 2008 collision involving two cyclists. William Boudreau, 43, died at the scene while the other cyclist suffered minor injuries.
On October 5, 2008, a 15 year old boy was killed by a drunk driver on Dawson Bridge. A ghost bike was set up and remained, with the appreciation of family members.
A ghost bike was placed at 156 St and Stony Plain Road after Ronnie Smith, 60, was struck on July 24, 2009, and died.
On August 4, 2009, Dave Dupe, 35, was cycling along the Yellowhead Trail near 215 St when he was struck. A ghost bike was placed near the location.
On April 20, 2010, Roman Cutillas, 49, a temporary foreign worker who rode a bike so he could send more money home to his family, was hit by a truck and killed near 126 St and 111 Ave. A ghost bike was placed.
Jeremy Half, 29, was killed on November 12, 2010, while crossing 137 Ave at 131 St with a friend in a marked crosswalk.
On May 15, 2011, a 15-year-old cyclist was struck at 144 Ave and 54 St. He died in hospital on May 16.
Isaak Kornelsen was killed on Whyte Ave near 102 St on August 27, 2012, after falling under the wheels of a passing cement truck. He was 21.
More information on Ghost Bikes in Edmonton can be found in the section dedicated to the project in Edmonton on the EBC website. The organizers said:
We are a small group of Edmonton cyclists that will erect Ghost Bike memorials. Our goal is to remind *all roadway users* that we all have rights and responsibilities but the level of responsibility is directly proportional to the amount of damage you can cause -- a motor vehicle will cause much more damage to a cyclist than a cyclist to a motor vehicle.