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June 2, 2004
Municipal Standards Officers turn to bikes
In conjunction with Bike Week 2004, the Municipal Licensing and Standards
Division of Urban Development Services (UDS) is launching its Officer Bicycle
Program. The program will see Municipal Standards Officers - responsible for
enforcing various bylaws around the city - using bicycles, rather than motor
vehicles, while on duty.

"The driving force behind the program is the City's commitment to exploring
service delivery alternatives and promoting environmentally friendly and
efficient transportation," said Paula Dill, Commissioner of Urban Development
Services. "The use of bicycles brings numerous health, environmental and
financial benefits, in addition to ease of parking. It is also a way for UDS to
support the City of Toronto's Green Fleet and Smog Reduction initiatives."

Other City departments and agencies, such as Toronto Police Services, have had
great success with similar programs. UDS expects ten officers to take part this
year, and is looking to expand this program in the future.

Media contact:
Pam Coburn, Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards Division,



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