Saturday, February 20, 2016

Curious Yellow


This bright yellow bike has been chained up on the corner of Camelback Road and 20th Street for several weeks now.  I've seen many bikes painted white in memory of a cyclist who was killed but I've never seen a yellow one.  I did some Google research and found and organization called The Yellow Bike Project in Austin Texas but, it sounds like they fix up old bikes to give away so I don't think this has anything to do with that project.

Since it's chained to a bike lane traffic sign, maybe it's some kind of warning mechanism.

Anyone out there have any ideas about this?

15 comments:

Andy said...

I don't know what is going but the bike shows up as orange on my monitor.

Filip Demuinck said...

Funny and daring.

Greetings,
Filip

Stefan Jansson said...

Very orange on my screens as well.

Roseann said...

Google Orange Bike and see what you get....

Lowell said...

I have no clue but it appears to be a functioning bike. It doth appear orange, though.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Could it just be a clearer arty way to let drivers know there's no parking because it's a bike lane?

Karl Demetz said...

1 bike, 1 color :)

VP said...

I knew of 'white bikes' or 'ghost bikes', but this looks like something different...

William Kendall said...

I know of the white bikes too, but not yellow or orange. Weird.

RedPat said...

I haven't a clue either, Sharon!

Steve Reed said...

How strange. I'd bet that it's a ghost bike, just painted an odd color! Is there a way you can search local news and see if any cyclists were killed at that spot?

Kate said...

Ghost bikes are sometimes posted in the TwinCities but have never seen a yellow bike or read of any significance. I think that it is left by a careless cyclist or a bicycle thief after the joyride was finished.

Mo said...

It has all the hallmarks of the ghostlike except for the colour. Do let us know when you find out more about it

cieldequimper said...

How strange!

Jack said...

I don't know about your areas, but a couple of years ago I came across some orange bikes and subsequently learned that they were a promotion for a chain of fitness centers with Orange in its name.