A fee to license Bicycles?

Last week, James Vesely, the editorial page editor at The Seattle times, Proposed the idea to Impose a license fee on bicycles, more here What do YOU think?

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Gigmaster8 years ago
Not just no, but HELL NO! I have 9 bicycles, and have no intention of paying more taxes just so that I can use them. What's next...licensing riders? Look how good that worked out for cars, so the Establishment can hold your license hostage for all kinds of Mickey Mouse stuff.

It's a real bad idea that should die a horrible, and quick legislative death.
yourcat9 years ago
RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeah, tax bikes and forget the giant SUVs... really great idea.
skunkbait9 years ago
Oh, that's a great Idea! Who wants those two-wheeled menaces on the road? Yea! Leat's give tax breaks to people who drive SUVs! We talk green, but when it comes down to it, I don't think we really mean it.
Kiteman9 years ago
Maybe they're looking ahead to the time when there are no cars to tax? In the UK, most drivers have to pay hundreds of pounds just to be allowed to put their car on the road. It will never work, of course.
DJ Radio9 years ago
HELLZ NO! i would think that an idea like that would be worse than me at my worst.
Sunbanks9 years ago
That's insane. I don't think people would pay the license fee because there's not really a way to tell who has paid it unless they make us use license plates or something. Other wise if there were cops on bicycles to enforce it they would probably end up being like "Ooh, that guy looks suspicious, I bet he didn't pay his license fee."
PKM9 years ago
Way to get people out of cars and onto renewable transport. What are they planning to do to people who ride bikes without paying their license fee? How would it even be enforced? Would you need a license for your 5 year old child? It's basically an all-round poor idea that will hopefully attract the ridicule that it deserves.
That's absolutely ridiculous.
110100101109 years ago

its like really bad