‘Ghost bikes’ are haunting reminders of dead cyclists ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe A white “ghost bike” has been placed along Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester near where a bicyclist was killed. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe The bicyclist, Doan Bui, was struck and killed Sept. 14 by an alleged drunken driver. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff On West Broadway, mourners have left a “ghost bike,” flowers, Irish flags, and handwritten notes for Tanya Connolly. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Connolly, a 37-year-old Irish native, was killed after being struck by a tractor-trailer in South Boston last week. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff "Ghost bikes," usually older models that have seen better days, are painted wheel-to-wheel in white, creating a stark, almost haunting image. Allen Breed/Associated Press A "ghost bike" stood along a highway in Raleigh, N.C., in late July after a fatal accident there. Allen Breed/Associated Press The ritual, which seems to have begun in St. Louis in 2003, has since spread to cities around the world.