The Plateau Mont Royal borough is modifying its locked bike bylaw after a public outcry over a removal blitz in May.
Many cyclists whose bikes here hauled off to the city's impound yard thought they'd fallen prey to thieves, not city workers armed with bolt cutters.
Now, a notice will be left behind and the focus will be on locked bikes impeding pedestrian traffic. That's for bikes chained to city infrastructure such as lamp-posts.
Those locked to trees on city property will simply be carted away to the impound yard with no notice left behind.
At the same time, the borough will install 175 additional bike racks.
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