The Metropolitan Police Department is in the middle of a month-long campaign to more actively curb scofflaw cyclists.
MPD spokeswoman Gwen Crump says the department increased its enforcement of cycling laws in September, focusing citywide on ensuring that both cyclists and cars are yielding to each other when necessary.
She said in the downtown business district, where riding on the sidewalk is banned, cyclists doing so will be ticketed.
Crump didn’t say how many tickets have been issued thus far in September, but as WAMU reported, cyclists have taken to message boards and social media to say they’ve been nabbed for riding on the sidewalk—-a $25 offense.
What if you need to ride on a sidewalk for just a single block on a one-way street to get to your office? At least for the next week, you may want to walk that block.
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