New bill would require bike riders to register bicycles with DMV and pay fee for riding on the road. This bill seems like a step in an attempt to discourage bike riding and to promote car-dependency. Can we call on the calvary to stop this?
The idea that a fee will pay for pro-bike infrastructure is a joke. Collecting the fees and maintaining the records will cost more than the fees, nevermind the cost to enforce the rule.
The bill’s sponsor is Representative Jeffrey Elmore - 94th district, Wilkes and Alexander Counties. (http://www.jeffreyelmore.com/)