Bicyclists aren’t free riders | Opinion | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

Heck yea R-G!  A great article that says what we already know. The comments offer some great insight into the opposition as well.  Things like “bikes cause more pollution because cars have to slow down and wait for them.”  Wowzers…

Bicyclists aren’t free riders | Opinion | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon.

Bicyclists Already Pay Their Fair Share, or: Idiotic Oregon Senator Larry George Fails to do Independent Research, Proposes Yet Another Bike Tax.

Here are the main reasons why I didn’t return to WBE after taking a hiatus for gradschool.

  1. Biking, juggling, and playing guitar is more fun and more fulfilling that writing for WBE.
  2. Being a teacher takes a lot of time.
  3. I think the rate of progress for bikes in this city, state, and country is embarrassingly and pitifully slow, and I can no longer be all “sun shiny” when reporting bike news.  The advocates who work tirelessly for things like bike lanes on Willamette are awesome, but I can no longer report on issues like that without making the obvious comment that if it weren’t for all the anti-bike assholes in this town this wouldn’t even be a debate, and those assholes can all go screw themselves.
  4. I’m tired of yelling into the damn wind about shit like this.  I’ve posted about how stupid a bike tax is before, and now I’m having to do it again, because apparently Senator George is too stupid to use Google.

Without further ado: Why people who think bikes don’t pay their fair share, and want to tax them, are stupid idiots.

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