A Hint For the Bicycle-Sign “What am I?” Quiz

Panasonic LX100 at an effective 38mm — 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Hint
wider view of the traffic sign in question, in Nouméa, New Caledonia

A lot of creative answers have come in on my bicycle-sign What am I? quiz, but creative doesn't always mean correct, so I thought I'd post a wider view of the scene, in case it might help answer the question what does the sign mean?


All 9 comments so far, oldest first...

Picture was made short before this sign was removed?

— comment by Heiko on December 17th, 2015 at 9:45am JST (2 years ago) comment permalink

Not sure about in this location but when I lived in the UK, the round signs meant mandatory issues. This might be construed as a mandatory route for cyclists but the line through it would mean the end of the mandatory route. Could it be something like that?

— comment by Rob Edgcumbe on December 17th, 2015 at 10:01am JST (2 years ago) comment permalink

My new guess is that they want you to stay on the bicycle trail.

— comment by Rick H. on December 17th, 2015 at 10:04am JST (2 years ago) comment permalink

Ah, much clearer now. See, the trail once ended right about where the sign is located. A new extension has been introduced (s-curve to the left) but the sign remained. The sign was to discourage riders from continuing past the end of the trail into the small park just beyond.

— comment by Andy on December 17th, 2015 at 10:40am JST (2 years ago) comment permalink

“End of bicycle road ahead”?

— comment by Damien on December 17th, 2015 at 2:17pm JST (2 years ago) comment permalink

I bet the road was just being built and the sign had yet to be removed…

— comment by Alex on December 18th, 2015 at 11:14pm JST (2 years ago) comment permalink

Maybe it is too obvious, but perhaps it means ‘no riding bicycles on the grass’, meaning only ride your bicycle on the paved bicycle track. I can’t imagine any other reason for the sign, as you can see the image of a bicycle on the paved section in the background of the image.

— comment by Arthur on December 20th, 2015 at 7:58am JST (2 years ago) comment permalink

The emblems on the ground look more like motorcycles, so I’m guessing it is a “no bicycles allowed” sign.

— comment by David G on December 21st, 2015 at 12:03pm JST (2 years ago) comment permalink

I’ve posted the answer to the quiz here:
http://regex.info/blog/2015-12-22/2660

— comment by Jeffrey Friedl on December 22nd, 2015 at 8:15am JST (2 years ago) comment permalink
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