Tuesday, November 24, 2009

bicycle rights

The Toronto Sun reports that:
A Toronto Police officer who parked his cruiser in a bike lane to get his lunch is getting no love from his superiors, who are coming down hard on his "stupid" and "unacceptable" actions. On Sunday,the Sun witnessed a city cop sitting inside the Grillway Cafe, at Runnymede Rd. and Annette St., while his cruiser was blocking a bike lane on Annette. The officer was parked there for at least 20 minutes before leaving the cafe with a can of pop and a paper lunch bag. But instead of protecting their own, Toronto Police brass called the officer's parking actions "stupid" and "unacceptable."

...Staff Insp. Peter Lennox, who runs 11 Division where the officer is from, said he would be issuing a division-wide communique "right away" reminding officers they can't block bike lanes, or otherwise park illegally, except in specific situations.

...Lennox said it's "possible" the officer who blocked the bike lane will face a reprimand, but not without an internal investigation.

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