12/23/2011 09:18 EST | Updated 02/22/2012 05:12 EST

Toronto Parking Tickets: City Considers Hiking Rush Hour Fines To Combat Gridlock

TORONTO - Toronto councillors are considering a motion that would more than double rush hour traffic fines to combat 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 is also considering an increase in the fine for blocking a bike lane to $150 from $60. (680News)