20 ;e Costco Connection OCTOBER 2015
Most of us adult cyclists also own
motor vehicles, so we
already pay our taxes
and fees. Additionally,
those fees and taxes
are supposed to cover infrastructure maintenance, repairs, etc.,
that are required overwhelmingly
due to motor vehicles.
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Sarah O’Connor Raley
I doubt that this
would really be feasible to implement.
These are, in essence,
recreational items. Requiring
adults to register them or pay
user fees would just clog the
DMVs and waste police time ticketing them.
or user fees?
Of course. They should also be
expected to follow the
rules of the road and
be issued tickets just
like all other vehicles.
Liability insurance wouldn’t be a
bad idea, as a fast-moving bike
can be pretty dangerous.
If they want to share the road I
think they should pay
some sort of a fee.
Christina Marie Hernandez
I think we cyclists should get a
tax credit for riding
our bikes! We are saving the environment!
WITH MORE CYCLISTS on the roads these days, some
people say they should pay registration or some other
form of;user fee to help maintain bike lanes and safety
improvements. Critics argue that cyclists pay for roads
through the taxes they pay like everybody else.
What do you think?
Rosalie van Putten
In NYC there are thousands of
adult cyclists who
ride their bikes to
So yes, they should register and
insure their “vehicles” (bicycles)
and pay a yearly fee, even if it’s
just $5, because they are using
the roads for transportation con-
duits just like everyone else.