About the Cover
Cover. The Journal celebrates the transforming power of
art this month, and our Image Editor, Aleisha Kropf. For each issue,
including this one, she conceptualizes a cover idea based upon the
scientific content and conveys it through the selection of a photograph
or other work of art that might move us to action or to reflect further
upon its meaning. The cover image this month commemorates the Memorial
Ride for cyclist and pedestrian deaths through a photograph taken at
City Hall in New York, NY. Throughout this issue, the theme is repeated
through included photographs of ghost bikes, which are small and somber
memorials for bicyclists who are injured or killed on the street.
Bicycles are painted all white and locked to a street sign near the
crash sites, accompanied by small plaques. Ghost bikes serve as
reminders of the tragedies that took place on otherwise anonymous street
corners and as quiet statements in support of the right of safe travel
Photograph by Justin Shockley. Printed with permission. Image available at http://www.GhostBikes.org.