MC Leaderboard
HomeInfrastructurePolicy & FundingBike Lane Bounty to Curb Illegally Parked Vehicles

Bike Lane Bounty to Curb Illegally Parked Vehicles

-

Austin, Texas

Residents in the Texas capital of Austin are being invited to report vehicles illegally blocking bike lanes, to receive a share of the subsequent fine.

A ‘bike lane bounty’ was last month unanimously endorsed by the city’s Urban Transportation Commission to help the city enforce laws on blocking cycling lanes.

According to a report in the Austin Monitor newspaper, the program is inspired by a similar initiative in New Yorks and enables residents to use mobile app to provide photographic evidence of cars obstructing bike lanes.

The person reporting the infraction then receives 25% of the revenue collected by the city for the citation.

The city has a similar program using citizens trained by police to find and cite cars illegally parked in accessible parking spaces.

Join the Conversation

Should a similar initiative be introduced in Australian cities?

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Share your thoughts on this article with a comment below: (comments will be moderated)

Keep up with this rapidly growing field of Micromobility...

Stay on top of all the news, information and the latest developments by subscribing to our free monthly Micromobility Report newsletter.

- Advertisement -
TEBCO Join Our Dealer Network
MC MREC
Advertise with us

Subscribe

to the Micromobility Report, it's free!
spot_img

Latest Classifieds

Your Job Ad Here!

Your For Sale Ad Here!

You Might Also Be Interested In...