The drawbridge was up over the harbour and everyone had to wait for a sailboat to pass before the bicycle riders and pedestrians could progress in the afternoon.
This is La Rochelle, France, on the west coast a couple of hours north of Bordeaux.
Music: Mireille Matheiu - Les bicyclettes de belsize. This video is a perfect candidate for the Slow Bicycle Movement, as is the blossoming bicycle culture in most French cities.
Here's the Copenhagen version of bicyclists waiting for a drawbridge.