In our never ending search for cool cycling signs (remember the Stylish Belgian Biker, the Hungarian Gentleman Cyclist, or the Swedish Rock Man), we accidentally ran into this one on flickr. It’s by Birger Hoppe, who was somewhat puzzled when he ran into this sign in China. Here is what he says about the matter, himself:
The one and only time I saw this weird street sign. In my interpretation it prohibits taking a second person on the bike’s back. (It’s definitely no tandem bike in the sign…there’s no second set of pedals.)
But just when I raised my camera the real bike passed by and I just managed to get ready to have this composition of sign and reality.
Maybe…maybe it’s just prohibited to have the second person facing the front and having her sitting sideways is OK…?
XiaMen 厦门, China
Looking closely at the sign, we – like Birger – are unsure whether the two Chinese are breaking the rules, or abiding by them.
What do you guys think?