In continued efforts to make the streets safe for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists, Toronto parking enforcement officers will be launching a bike-lane enforcement campaign Monday morning, which also happens to be Bike To Work Day.
The “Right 2 Bike” campaign, which runs until next Sunday, will focus primarily on problem areas which have been identified by not only the cycling community but police as well.
Toronto is looking at expanding the bicycle network within the city, and the illegal parking of vehicles in those bike lanes makes it harder for cyclists to travel safely, and impedes traffic flow.
In 2014, new bike-lane bylaws were brought in along with increased penalties for parking or stopping in marked bike lanes, from $60 to $150.
To date, there’s been more than 17, 000 tickets issued for bike-lane offences.