The ghost bike remembering the life of Brian Fairbrother still hangs from a tree near the staircase that took his life.
Fairbrother, a longtime Espresso Vivace employee, crashed on the Fairview Ave N staircase August 30 and died nine days later at the age of 50. Though it remains unknown why he crashed, some people pointed out that it is difficult to see the staircase until you got close to it. The sidewalk is designated as a multi-use trail, yet there were no signs directing people on bikes to ride across the bridge rather than continue forward.
Now, two leaf-shaped metal barriers in the sidewalk serve as permanent barrier for people moving through the area.