Single-file riding bylaw one step closer to being scrapped
Cyclists are celebrating that the single-file riding bylaw is one step closer to being repealed.
The public works committee voted unanimously today to recommend that council scrap the law.
"Hurrah," Jared Kolb with Cycle Toronto said after the meeting. "It's refreshing."
Cyclists say the bylaw is redundant because the Highway Traffic Act already requires them to stay as far right as possible for passing vehicles.
Councillor Karen Stintz is spearheading the campaign at city hall to get rid of the bylaw.
"Really, it was one of those administrative things that probably shouldn't have happened at amalgamation, but it did. So now we have to fix it," Stintz says.
The bylaw was first introduced in Etobicoke and was passed on to Toronto after amalgamation.
The recommendation goes to council for final approval.