The Hamilton Police Services has announced that, as of this week, there will be targeted driving and cycling enforcement leading to campus on Sterling Street. Police will specifically be targeting cycling infractions.
“The police have a number of partnerships in the Westdale community, including at McMaster. There’s been ongoing concern about cyclists obeying the rules of the road, particularly in the Westdale area,” said Sgt. Scott Moreton of Hamilton Police Services.
Moreton explained that the Ainslie Wood/Westdale Community Association has been expressing concerns about road infractions by cyclists in the area, in addition to the problems observed by police. In particular, Hamilton police will be looking out for stop sign violations and cyclists riding on sidewalks.
He added the the crackdown on cycling infractions is part of a four-week “problem-oriented policing” project that began on March 3.
The Office of Sustainability notes that 37 per cent of students and 18 per cent of employees choose to walk or cycle to campus.