‘Ghost bike’ ceremony planned for cyclist killed in Back Bay hit-and-run

Rick Archer.
Rick Archer. –The Boston Globe

Family and friends of Rick Archer, the 29-year-old courier who died in Boston last week after a hit-and-run crash, are planning a “Ghost Bike” ceremony and ride of remembrance in his honor Wednesday.

The “Ride for Ricky” will take attendees from Commonwealth Avenue and Clarendon Street, near the site of the crash, to City Hall.

The ride is meant to disrupt a budget hearing being held by the city’s Transportation Department.

While at City Hall, cyclists will call for additional funding to make streets safer in Boston. They will also ask for greater focus from the Walsh administration on the Vision Zero project, which aims to eliminate serious traffic crashes in the city by 2030.


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