This is the view from next to our train station, Isesaki. Most of the bikes have stickers on them, showing to what schools they belong. If you look very very closely at the bike next to the orange one, you’ll see blue and red stickers. The stickers will have the schools’s name, a four digit number starting with either one, two or three, and then the year that it was issued.
Middle school students are the only ones who have to wear helmets, and you can see some white ones in bike baskets. Elementary school students are not allowed to ride bikes to school; they walk.
Bikes with a basket in the front and the back are called / pronounce Mama Cherries, short for Mama Chariots. That’s what I drive. 🙂