On Jan. 22 there was a letter from a veteran cyclist (“Cycling veteran can’t wait for new bikeway”). He made the point that “Bicycles still have the same rights as cars … ”
True, but with rights comes obligations. Car drivers were recently hit with a big gas tax and registration fee increase to pay for transportation infrastructure repairs. I think it is time for bicycle riders to start paying for bicycle infrastructure improvements.
I suggest that every bicycle be registered and part of the fee go for installing bike lanes and other improvements to make it safer for them to ride.
Bill Bright, Atascadero
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