CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – A “ghost bike” in honor of a bicyclist killed in Cambridge was set on fire Thursday night and police are trying to find out who’s responsible.
Officers were called about the fire in Porter Square around 6:30 p.m. and the flames were quickly put out. No one was hurt.READ MORE: Parents Call For Remote Learning Option For Mass. Students Not Yet Eligible To Be Vaccinated
In the Boston area, the white “ghost bikes” are placed at sites where cyclists have been killed.READ MORE: Hundreds Protest Outside UMass Fraternity After Allegations Of Sexual Assault
Peter Cheung, the founder of Ghost Bikes Boston, told WBZ-TV this bike is in honor of Joe Lavins, who died there in 2016. Lavin’s friend Ken Carlson from the Somerville Bike Committee restored it Friday.MORE NEWS: Melrose Residents Plead For City To Take Action On Rat Infestation
“I was very upset,” Cheung said. “Hopefully it’s a random act of vandalism and not anything against cyclists.”