12/23/2011 01:26 EST | Updated 02/22/2012 05:12 EST

City may double rush hour parking fines

Toronto city councillors are considering a motion that would more than double rush hour parking fines as a way to fight gridlock.

The anti-congestion motion would raise the fine for stopping or parking illegally during rush hour to $150 from $60.

It's part of a plan to tackle gridlock in the downtown core during the morning and afternoon rush hours.

Rush hour is considered to be between 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Council may also raise the fine for blocking bike lane to $150 from $60.

Earlier this year, Coun. Josh Matlow suggested a $500 fine for "road hogs" who park cars in traffic lanes while running errands.