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August 10, 2000
Police to Enforce Strict Parking Rules in City Bicycle Lanes
  
Starting on Monday, August 14, the Toronto Police Service, Parking Enforcement
Unit in co-operation with the Transportation Planning Unit, Urban Development
Services will launch an enforcement initiative in all designated city bicycle
lanes, aimed at promoting and ensuring safe passage for cyclists in the City of
Toronto.

All vehicles unlawfully parked in "No Stopping", No Standing" and "No Parking"
areas, obstructing designated bicycle lanes will be tagged and/or towed to the
nearest pound.

This initiative will conclude on Friday, August 25, 2000. The following routes
have been designated for enforcement:

August 14-18, 2000: College Street and Davenport Road, West of Spadina Avenue.
August 21-25, 2000: College Street, Spadina Avenue, Bay Street, Gerrard Street,
St George Street,Sherbourne Street, and Queen Street West.

The Set Fine for a Parking Infraction Notice issued to a vehicle unlawfully
parked in a "No Stopping" or "No Standing" area is $60, in a "No Parking" area
$30 and depending on location towing fees can exceed $100.

In an effort to raise public awareness that unlawfully parked vehicles in
bicycle lanes are a hazard to both cyclists and vehicular traffic, motorists
are advised to seek lawful on street parking or off street parking.

For more information on safe cycling, contact the Can-Bike hotline at
416-392-1311 or visit the City's Web site at www.city.toronto.on.ca/cycling.


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