Comment 115457

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted December 07, 2015 at 08:34:56 in reply to Comment 115450

That said, user fees would help put cyclists on a more level playing field when it comes to asking for equality to car drivers who pay both personal and vehicle licenses as well as being required to have insurance.

I think I see your point: we cyclists need to be seen to have skin in the game, right? No matter than every trip I take by bike rather than by SUV saves the city money (in a small way) because I'm not causing any sort of wear and tear on the roads. But I look like I'm getting a free ride, since I don't pay for licensing or insurance. Or gas or windshield-washer fluid. Or floor mats.

So even if the city could save non-negligible amounts of money by installing more low-maintenance bike infrastructure, we should introduce fees and red-tape - which can only discourage some people from cycling - in order to maintain the appearance of fairness and assuage driver ire.

Which just leads to me think about all those free-loading, entitled pedestrians ... sauntering along the sidewalks without paying a goddam cent.

Comment edited by moylek on 2015-12-07 08:47:03

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