Thursday, December 8, 2011
Get In Line
I like how all these bicycles, which are actually illegally parked on the side of the sidewalk, are so nicely in line.
I'm sure some people are just inside the store across the street and will come get their bikes after shopping and ride away. But others will be sitting here for weeks and weeks.
That is, until the ward clears the area of bicycles. They pile the illegal bikes onto trucks and make you pay 3000yen to have it returned. And by returned, I mean, you need to go pick it up at your designated district lot where they keep all the bicycles up to 45 days (only open on Tuesdays to Saturdays from 1 to 6pm). After that it's anyone's guess where they go.
So don't park illegally on the streets...but thank you for providing an interesting photo opportunity.