05 Feb '12, 7pm

Absolutely the best article I've read on bicycles and taxes:

We already do, thank you very much. Photo: Web Trends This is the first installment of a regular column about all things bicycle by Elly Blue. “Should cyclists pay a road tax?” That was printed on the side of one of Portland, Ore.’s MAX light rail trains as it sailed back and forth across the region for six months in 2009. The question was designed to provoke , and it did. “We already do!” I would grumble every time I saw it. It’s true. And, fair being fair, we overpay. Say you own a car. You’re shelling out an average of $9,519 this year, according to the American Automobile Association (most other estimates are higher). Some of those costs — a percentage of gas, registration, licensing, and tolls — go directly to pay for roads. And it hurts. You doubtless feel every penny. The thing is, that money only pays for freeways and highways. Or it mostly pays for them — a hefty ...

Full article: http://grist.org/cities/2010-09-27-why-an-additional-road...

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