Fines for parking in bike lanes could increase

Posted at 8:50 AM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 08:50:41-05

A new bill in Baltimore City could lead to increased fines for drivers who park in bike lanes.

Baltimore City Councilman Eric Costello proposed the bill, which would increase the fine from $75 to $250.

It would also authorize the immediate towing of vehicles parked in bike lanes.

Costello tweeted that he hopes the bill will ensure the safety of cyclists.

Baltimore bike advocacy group Bikemore tweeted support for the bill, which has been referred to the Baltimore City Solicitor and Baltimore City Department of Transportation.

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