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Bike lane ticket

By , April 25, 2007

At the end of a post a few weeks ago, Torontoist’s Marc Lostracco unveiled a flyer (PDF) for cyclists to stick under the windshield wipers of cars parked in bike lanes.

Not to be outdone, Spacing’s Matt Blackett released a poster he’d designed last year, chiding motorists for the same offence.

The notice (PDF) available on youparklikeanasshole.com doesn’t have a specific option for drivers that park in the bike lane, but I like it anyway.

All of this reminded me that I’d picked up a fistful of these double-sided “tickets” outside the Cycling Committee office at the East York Civic Centre last year.

A parking ticket for bike lane offences

I keep meaning to ticket some bike lane parkers — especially along Queens Quay, where I rarely ride the 200 metres from Bathurst to Stadium without having to dodge at least one parked car — but always forget to put a few of these in my gear bag before I leave home.

Some variation of these tickets has been around since at least the summer of 1996, when they were mentioned in the July/August 1996 Cyclometer. I assume that some are still available at the East York Civic Centre, and probably at other locations as well.

2 Responses to “Bike lane ticket”

  1. tammy says:

    Great find Val. Do you have more of these? I could ask Barb Wentworth at the City… if you haven’t already?
    thnx for linking back from the Spacing post.

  2. Val Dodge says:

    I have no idea if they’re still available from the city. I’m usually near the East York Civic Centre once a week and could pop into the cycling office and take a look.

    I still have about a dozen of them.

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