Presumably, that they are obedient idiots.
The Board placed a log to prevent access to the Kits Beach parking lot off Arbutus Street – and then put up an unmissable sign to require cyclists to dismount and walk across a few hundred metres of empty asphalt.
Which no cyclist will do. Ever. Thereby reinforcing the meme that cyclists won’t obey laws.
So the Park Board thinks they’re idiots, no matter what they do.