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Slota began the original ghost bike project in April 2002. Louis, Missouri, United States in Mountain bike October 2003. Similar projects began in Pittsburgh in 2004, In August 2005, nearly 40 ghost bikes were placed throughout Seattle to draw awareness to locations Ghost bike of accidents, near-misses, and poor road conditions. A ghost bike in Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C., commemorating a rider killed by a garbage truck in 2008, remained for a full year.
When it was removed by city employees, friends of the rider replaced it with 22 ghost bikes, one on Ghost bike every lamppost. .