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Updated: 7th January 2019 04:15

Pathway rule breakers face crackdown

Bylaw services will be stepping up enforcement on city pathways beginning this week.

Recent accidents on city paths prompt tighter enforcement

Bylaw services will be stepping up enforcement on city pathways beginning this week.

After several accidents on city paths over the weekend, Bill Bruce, the head of Calgary bylaw services, said he received numerous emails about pathway safety.

That prompted his department to increase patrols beginning this week, he said.

Peace officers will be out enforcing the rules on pathways in the city, using radar to catch bike riders exceeding the speed limit of 20 kilometres per hour.

"I think the key thing is it’s a shared pathway system. It's not exclusively for anyone's use, so we have to share it," Bruce said.

"Yielding to pedestrians is critical, pass on the left, signal you're passing — all those rules."

The fines for bylaw infractions start at $100.

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