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Police are staking out cyclists with radar guns to catch them speeding in a Toronto park

Police are staking out cyclists with radar guns to catch them speeding in a Toronto park

A bike ride through Toronto’s High Park just might land you a speeding ticket if you’re unlucky, as officers have been posted up in the…

Wednesday, Jun 22

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A bike ride through Toronto’s High Park just might land you a speeding ticket if you’re unlucky, as officers have been posted up in the popular destination with radar guns, trying to nab riders punching over the speed limit.

Since at least the summer of 2020 , cyclists have been targeted for speeding in city parks by police and parking enforcement officers wielding radar guns, a practice met with public criticism and questions about the allocation of resources towards such an obvious non-threat to public safety.

Well, it’s happening again, and personal injury lawyer David Shellnutt is among the cycling advocates raising awareness about the issue on Twitter. I’m hearing the police at out at High Park again. Sorry to ruin your day. Careful riders. — The Biking Lawyer (Dave Shellnutt) (@TheBikingLawyer) June 21, 2022 Shellnutt tells blogTO that he has been aware of the problem for a while, as fellow cyclists have been using it to avoid the busy and, at times, dangerous Bloor bike lanes just north of the park.

"A friend of mine [was] going through the park on his way to work and [was given] a $120 ticket. The next week, he was biking in the bike lane adjacent to the park — he likes the park to keep safe — so he’s like, ‘I guess I’ll just go on the bike lane next to it,’ and gets hit by a right-turning driver who fails to yield the right of way and smashes his collarbone."

"The driver gets less […]

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