Eye Spy: Local Twitter Advocate in the News

What started as an en-ragingly absurd conversation on Twitter has hit the printed press.

Photo courtesy Eric Goodwin @auxonic

Photo courtesy Eric Goodwin @auxonic

On Wednesday morning, March 19th, a driver with license plate “CF MOM” needed a parking spot on Laurier. Rather than park legally in a designated spot this driver decided the protected bike lane looked great.

Eric Goodwin – he that bikes  in all seasons – took some pictures, tweeted some cracking comments alongside others in the Ottawa cycling twitterati and later was interviewed by Joe Lofaro.

Read more from the Metro’s article here:  http://metronews.ca/news/ottawa/978403/ottawa-cyclist-tweets-photo-of-egregious-violation-of-segregated-bike-lane/

Unfortunately Ottawa City bylaw failed to take  decisive action despite the vehicle being in place for at least – from twitter photos – almost 20mins. The City told Metro they could not issue a ticket as the car had moved by the time the bylaw officer showed up.  Might this member of your electorate humbly suggest a strongly worded letter of warning be issued to the owner of the license plate “CF MOM” at a minimum if the City feels unable to issue a fine despite all recorded evidence.

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