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The Fate of Illegally Parked Bikes in Tokyo

Old 09-30-22, 01:57 PM
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The Fate of Illegally Parked Bikes in Tokyo


The dread ‘bike truck’ cometh!
Now, if you can read the notice, you have to go and ransom your steed.
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Old 09-30-22, 04:21 PM
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Yikes! Why would anyone park illegally if they knew their bike would be picked up by the city? Numbskulls?
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I wonder if someone painted their bike to look like a rusty beater the city wouldn’t take it.

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There are parking garages and other ‘pay’n park’ spots for bikes - or, there’s that fence that you can lean your bike on for free, though it does say ‘no bikes’….
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Patina, being made.
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What happens to illegally parked cars?
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Big load

I find it hard to believe that huge pile of bikes was picked up on one sweep, as it seems to be trying to imply. What are we really looking at? Lost and found piles build up and occasionally get transported to recycling. Could this be merely that?
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Yikes! Why would anyone park illegally if they knew their bike would be picked up by the city? Numbskulls?
Tickets for illegally parking cars is reliable income around the world.
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Do you have any evidence that is the reason for the bike laden truck?
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Do you have any evidence that is the reason for the bike laden truck?
Yeah, I say so! I spend a lot of time in Tokyo. Do you have evidence to the contrary?
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What happens to illegally parked cars?
you should see the truck they have for that!
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If my bike were on the bottom of one of those stacks I think I'd just say "good-bye" and let it go on to its next incarnation.
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Do you have any evidence that is the reason for the bike laden truck?
Yeah, where are the sworn affidavits, bills of lading, testimony by those who purportedly lost their bikes, police impound records, DNA tests, etc? We need conclusive proof that this was not a photoshopped version of people having their bikes returned to the start line of a century ride or worse - a double century!! Unless these and numerous other documents are delivered to BF HQ, this ‘supposed’ PHOTO evidence is highly suspect and probably a scam by Big Bike Recycling or Alien Monkey Babies. I WANT PROOF!
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I wonder if someone painted their bike to look like a rusty beater the city wouldn’t take it.

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ha! Genius.
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What happens to illegally parked cars?
I don't know, but illegally parked frogs get toad away.
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