Comment 34799

By FenceSitter (anonymous) | Posted October 14, 2009 at 23:09:54

I will say I am against licensing, but Borrelli has a few good points. It is the same case with many of the topics here on RTH. Cycling infrastructure (or whatever the thread) has to be sold to everyone, not just the cycling enthusiasts.

"They would get about 100mpg. In 1981 Ontario introduced mandatory insurance, registration and required a drivers license. Within a few years the market evaporated and no mopeds were sold in Ontario"

A quick comment about the above statement - correlation vs causation?? While the licensing probably had an effect on moped ridership, lets not forget the world events and the spike in oil prices which led to commuters looking for a cheaper ride in the first place. Oil falls, cars are more attractive again.

Yes, this also goes with the argument of building cycling lanes = cycling more attractive = more cyclists and so on.

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