Action Alert: Support our call for a Fine increase & more enforcement for bike lane parking!
Submitted by yvonne on 17 November, 2009 - 13:15
ACTION ALERT: lend your voice in support of added enforcement for parking/stopping in bike lane infractions, and to double this fine from $60 to $120.
RE: Toronto Police Services Board meeting, Nov 19, 2009
The Toronto Cyclists Union will be making a written and in-person deputation asking that the fine for parking / stopping in a bike lane be doubled to $120, and that Toronto Police - Parking Enforcement be compelled to have it's officers begin prioritizing the ticketing of all manner of vehicles stopped or parked illegally in bike lanes throughout the city.
**Please take 5 minutes before 10am on Thursday November 19th to email your support for both of these requests being made on your behalf by the Toronto Cyclists Union.
Subject: Bike Lane Parking Enforcement & Fine Increase
*Here is some text you can use - or compose your own:
As a cyclist (and occasional driver) in Toronto, I would like to express my support for an increase in the set fine amount for parking / stopping in a bike lane to $120.
Additionally, I believe that Parking Enforcement Officers should prioritize more rigorous enforcement of the no-stopping in bike lanes bylaw.
Cars, delivery trucks and buses parked in bike lanes are a serious threat to the safety of cyclists in Toronto. Cyclists are most vulnerable when they are forced to move out of a bike lane to go around motor vehicles stopped in the lane dedicated to the safe passage of cyclists.
Toronto Cyclists Union member / supporter.
Thanks for taking a few minutes to help us improve cycling conditions in Toronto! This is a first, but very important step towards getting motor vehicles out of bike lanes.