Who Needs A Bicycle Fee/Tax?

Background Reading

Summary

Tickets from red-light cameras brought in $284.9 million for the city. | AP File Photo

Tickets from red-light cameras brought in $284.9 million for the city. | AP File Photo


TakeAways

Chicago's Cycling Movement Issues A Leftist Manifesto

Chicago’s Cycling Movement Issues A Leftist Manifesto

Now the guys over at StreetsBlog are happy. These are the yahoos who probably think that two things are true:

  1. Cyclists should not have to be taxed/licensed or otherwise made to behave like everybody else. Heck they probably also believe that it is an undue burden on cyclists to have them come to a complete stop at intersections. That probably also means that pedestrians in the crosswalks at these same intersections should simply assume that the state law regarding their preeminence in them is no longer in force if a bicyclist is in danger of ‘losing his momentum‘.
  2. Motorists deserve all the grief they can be given. We want cars removed from the roadways as much as possible in favor of bicycles. And despite the fact that the red light cameras were shown to be ‘rigged‘ it still seems right to gouge the least well-off sections of town. Ain’t Progressive Socialism grand!