Support Councillor Matlow's Motion to Fine Illegally Parked Cars!
Councillor Josh Matlow's motion to increase the fines against illegally parked cars has been reviewed by the City's General Manager and will go before the Public Works and Infrastructure committee for a vote on Wednesday January 4th. If approved, it will then be voted upon by Council on February 6th.
The text of the motion has been revised somewhat from the original - read the General Manager's report here. The fine has dropped from $500 to $150, but the rush hour period is now from 6-10AM and 3-7PM on weekdays. Even better, illegally parked cars in bike lanes are always subject to the $150 ticket with no time restrictions.
Show your support for the motion! Email the members of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com CC: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com You can use the following as a template:
I urge you to support Councillor Matlow's motion to increase the fine against illegally parked cars. Not only are illegally parked cars one of the top safety issues facing cyclists in the city, but they also cause considerable gridlock on our crowded streets. It is clear that the current fine is insufficient, doing little to ensure that drivers show consistent respect for the city’s existing laws. The proposed change would encourage drivers to park on side streets and couriers to make their deliveries outside of rush hour, making arterial roads safer for cyclists and drivers.