Jan Bouchal Memorial - Prague, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Anneke
N 50° 05.803 E 014° 25.944
33U E 459403 N 5549537
Quick Description: A ghost bike on the junction of Nábreží kapitána Jaroše and Dukelských hrdinu street, in Prague 7 - Holešovice.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 7/19/2011 10:12:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMC32G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
Views: 141

Long Description:
On January 6, 2006, Jan Bouchal, aged 30, the chairman of non-governmental organization "Oživení" and a coordinator of the Auto*Mat project, both of which promote cycling, was hit by a car when he was cycling home from work. He died on January 12, after six days in a coma.

The ghost bike was placed at the site on January 19, during the monthly Critical Mass bike ride. The artist David Cerný designed a new monument - a silhouette of a human body fallen off a bicycle, which would be painted on the road. However, the project was stopped by the Traffic Department of the Prague Municipality - ironically, they argued that it would make the drivers slow down...
Age of victim: 30

Name of the victim: Jan Bouchal

Date of the accident: 1/6/2006

Accident resulted in a fatality: yes

News Article Web Page: [Web Link]

Memorial Web Page: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
It is preferable to log the location if the ghost bike is still there. If you want to note any personal experiences around bike safety you are welcome to do so, or provide a memorial for the victim.
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