23 October 2009

Bicycle Riding Prohibited


Here's a sign from Milwaukee, USA from one our readers in... not surprisingly... Milwaukee.

As he says: "Unfortunately, a school's playground in Milwaukee seems very non-Copenhagenize-y. Notice they allow cars on the playground, though, because THAT'S safe. Gotta get 'em hooked on autos while they're young!"

I'm counting five bulls in that china shop, at least. Nice. Not.

But here's a sign that is a little more logical. This time from Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA.


Thanks to both readers for the photos!

7 comments:

dukie biddle said...

Why is this sign being in Milwaukee unsurprising to you? What is your familiarity with Milwaukee?

mike said...

dukie, I think the unsurprising thing is that a photo of Milwaukee would be sent in by someone form Milwaukee.

Paco said...

The Milwaukee sign actually makes sense to me. The playground and parking lot are both behind the fence -- but that doesn't mean that cars are allowed to drive off the pavement and into the playground.

We could have a different debate about whether there are too many signs banning bikes (or, more commonly, skates and skateboards) from pedestrian areas.

Anonymous said...

The sign in Cheyenne, Wyoming has the Union Pacific Railroad logo on it. No doubt it's directed at their employees who have ridden the rails all day, and are now going home. Nevertheless, it's true...

Mikael said...

what mike said.

Frits B said...

I don't consider the Milwaukee sign hostile to bikes. It merely implies that cyclists must not ride their bikes within the boundaries of the playgrounds. Mind you, playgrounds. Lots of Dutch schools have the same policy. Enforcing it is a different matter, of course.

LGV said...

playgroung is not for across, no matter what you use, but for sure it's safer to drive in with a bicycle than with a car...