(Photo SFGate.com, copyright Hearst Communications Ltd)
Bruce G sent along a link to this unusual story.
It seems that San Francisco California has program to encourage the creation of pedestrian-friendly spaces to replace on-street parking. They are referred to as parklets. Most are fairly conventional, but one has raised a few eyebrows.
A local bike shop has converted an old Citroën H-van into a parklet, placed directly in front of their shop. It is meant as an homage to the H-van chase vehicles formerly used in the Tour de France bike race.
Unfortunately, there is disagreement about esthetics or possibly about philosophy, which may make this interesting creation a short-lived one. See it while you can.