The colorful symbol painted onto the street in Kiyamachi, in Kyoto, literally reads:
Kyoto City Bicycle Etc. Beefed Up Towing Area
The dramatic X makes it pretty clear who the violators are: bicycles and scooters.
This area of Kiyamachi is a nightlife part of town, and it is narrow.
Moreover, the closest public bike lots are on Oike or west of Karasuma, neither of which is very convenient.
Thus, as with many parts of the city, some of us park illegally, and all of us walk around bikes on Kyoto sidewalks.
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