Passing a stopped streetcar will get you a ticket
A cyclist passes the streetcar on the right at a stop.
We reported last week that TPD would be out about along the streetcar route giving tickets to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians caught breaking the law.
A line in that article raised a lot of questions. I wrote that cyclist could not pass a streetcar if it was stopped at a streetcar letting passengers get on and off.
I confirmed this morning with a TPD officer that doing so will result in a ticket.
There are signs at each of the streetcar stops that say ‘Do not pass’.
Apparently it also goes for bikes as well. The officer said people will be getting on and off the streetcar and may cross the road when they get off.
A bike whipping around on the right as people are loading and unloading could create a hazard and cause a crash.
The officer confirmed passing on the right was fine if the streetcar is moving.
A cyclist gets a ticket along the streetcar route on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.