What can a cyclist do, if it is unsafe for him to ride along the roads? He can balance himself on a rope. That is at least what the image suggests. But the question remains, that since the road is empty, why would he still go through the trouble of balancing himself on a rope? The thing is, this cyclist in the picture isn’t balancing himself on the rope, and instead he is riding along the street. The alignment of all the elements in the picture is such that it appears as though the cyclist is balancing his weight on the rope.