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TTC chair Stintz ticketed $110 for biking infraction

TTC chair Karen Stintz received a $110 ticket for a biking infraction on Thursday and says she plans to fight the citation in court.

Stintz posted a photo of her ticket on Twitter.

She was cited for disobeying a stop sign or failure to stop at Duplex and Berwick avenues, near Yonge and Eglinton.

“Sorry it couldn’t be a juicier ’running afoul of the law’ story, everyone. Alleged story, of course,” Stintz later tweeted.

However, the Toronto Star reported Friday that there is no stop sign at that intersection and, therefore, Stintz should not have been ticketed.

Toronto police are in the middle of a bike safety blitz, with the goal of reducing the risk of injury for cyclists trying to share the roads with cars.

Police are focusing on those who drive their cars in the bike lanes and drivers who make improper turns.

Collisions between cyclists and cars have steadily increased every year in Toronto, averaging 1,500 per year.

Police will not only be watching drivers, they will also be ensuring cyclists are following the rules of the road.

Stintz said on Twitter she supports Toronto police safety blitzes.