Baltimore’s bike infrastructure is specifically designed for cyclists who are traveling to and from work and school, as well as for running errands. To protect the safety and right of way for cyclists, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh signed a bill to increase fines for motorists who park their vehicle in bike lanes.
Under the new legislation, motorists who park their vehicle in a bike lane will face a $250 fine, which is up from the current penalty of $75 and having their vehicle towed.
Vehicles parked in bike lanes are a danger for all cyclists, since they have to veer out into traffic to avoid hitting them.
The law will go into effect in 30 days.