Politics of public space: Cyclists and High Park
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Guest: Ben Spurr, City Hall reporter at The Star.

There’s a bike fight brewing in High Park. After some park users complained too many cyclists are speeding through the park, police kicked off ticketing blitz. Tensions and activity escalated so much that in one incident, a police car hit a cyclist. Cycling advocates feel that riders are being unfairly targeted and this has been a waste of police resources. What it definitely shows is another fight in the city where pedestrians, cyclists and drivers are once again in conflict over how public space should be shared.

This episode was produced by Alexis Green, Matthew Hearn and Raju Mudhar.

Audio sources: CTV and CP24

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