Although I understand that this is in an effort to “reduce traffic congestion”, I’m not entirely sure just yet how effective raising the fines will be.
I like to think a larger fine will deter drivers from blocking a sidewalk or double parking. However, I doubt everyone is fully aware of this change. So it might take a while before the city sees real results in decreased congestion.
I hope raising the fine will reduce issues with traffic to make it easier for everyone in the city to get around. After all, roads and sidewalks have a purpose.