kwg.com, July 16
"We license our dogs,” [Clark County Commissioner Steve] Stuart went on the say. “You license your car. Why wouldn't you license your bikes?"
The political debate is not new. The Oregon legislature put the brakes last spring on House Bill 3008 introduced by by Rep. Wayne Krieger, R-Gold Beach, to put a $54 fee on bikes. That bill was opposed by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance.
[You know this has to arrive eventually. Should we oppose it, or accept it in return for an equitable share of the transportation budget? Would enjoy hearing your views, and I am sure others would as well. Leave a comment. - MH]