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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Rotterdam Junction in Schenectady County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Alan Fairbanks

Alan Fairbanks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, March 10, 2019
1. Alan Fairbanks Marker
Inscription.  Died November 28, 2006 due to a spinal cord injury caused by a car-bike crash at this crossing, October 29, 2006.

The white "ghost bike” has been standing watch as a memorial to Alan since 2007, awaiting the current design to be installed in 2016!

The New York Capital Region has lost 15 cyclists to bike-car crashes in the last 15 years. Across the nation more that 600 cyclists are killed on the road every year accident sites marked by a "ghost bike” remind us that cyclists have a legal right to use public roadways
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 2006.
Location. 42° 51.251′ N, 74° 1.521′ W. Marker is near Rotterdam Junction, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is on Riverside Drive (New York State Route 5S), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rotterdam Junction NY 12150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plotter Kill Aqueduct (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jan Mabee House (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Jan Mabee House
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Canal Aqueduct (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pre-Columbian Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lock 25 (approx. 1˝ miles away); Site of a Tavern (approx. 2.3 miles away); Beukendaal. 1748 (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rotterdam Junction.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 10, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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