Who wants to hire a cop?
Anthony posted a tweet from Sgt. Burrows explaining why the officer could not do anything about the parked cars.
Sgt Tim Burrows tweeted that the cop was hired under contract by the Convention Centre, therefore he could not leave his post, which is why he called Parking Enforcement.
I guess that is fair. Overlooking the illegal parking that is caused by the corporation that hires you. Not to mention one must cause a moving violation prior to actually parking in a bike lane.
Let's move beyond this and hire a cop. Their job would be to ensure a section of bike lane, seems like Simcoe would be the best place to make the point, be clear of parked cars for their shift.
I am trying to find the exacts costs but it looks to be in the range of $300-$500 for the minimum shift available which is 4 hours. If we get enough people willing to put up the money we could do this.
We would need to pick the best time to do it and make sure the Star comes back to report on it. I am willing to do the paperwork involved and put up the first $20. I will report on the exact costs when I get them.
This would remove any excuses the cops would have for lack of enforcement. All we would be doing is playing the same game anyone else does that hires cops. It would be a great piece of education through enforcement action.
If you are willing to put up funds for this please post here (do not send any yet until more details are worked out).