City seizes bikes in Plateau

CTV has a story about a Plateau resident getting her bike seized by the borough after which it has disappeared into a bureaucratic black hole. Although the item mentions a bike rack, the photo shows bikes locked to a city pole, and the sidewalk in the picture wouldn’t likely be wide enough to have a bike rack on it.

There were news stories a couple of years ago about Plateau borough getting strict about bikes being locked to city furniture, removing them and hauling them away. Councillors were promising more bike racks. I don’t live in the area any more so didn’t notice when the storyline faded out of the news, but even if it’s not considered OK to lock your bike to a parking sign pole, surely losing the bike permanently is too harsh a punishment for what should only be a warning or a minor ticket.