This morning I had the good fortune of riding up and down Brimley and was stopped at the bottom by an unmarked Toronto Police car. The good officer advised me that this week, the force will be cracking down on cyclists and pedestrians when it comes to traffic violations. He was very clear - ROLL A RED LIGHT, STOP SIGN etc and you will get a ticket if police are there. Of course I told him the BCC follow the traffic laws, but thanked him nontheless.

 

On another note, for those doing Brimley hill repeats, be careful of the glass at the top near the handball court on the right hand side of the road. I use that as my turnaround marker, and I managed to puncture my tire this morning. Good thing i checked the tire before my descent or it would have been a very hairy ride down.

 

qb

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Comment by DY on May 14, 2011 at 11:53am
Thanks QB!!!
Comment by qb on May 20, 2011 at 8:09am

Hi all, when i posted this, it was just to warn our group, as cyclists, that there was intensified scrutiny on our riding habits. I didn't post it with the intention of creating a forum for views on police officers and how they do or don't do their jobs. So i am choosing not to approve any further comments on this blog post, as it seems we are going down a path that might not be entirely helpful to the BCC and the value (if any) of the blog post can be found in the comments that are already here. If someone else wants to start a post specifically dealing with cyclists and the law, please feel free. I apologise if I have offended anyone who has requested to post a comment.

thanks

qb

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