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April 24, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Bicycle Master Plan: Require training, exams, licensing and toll collection for bicyclists

There are some very simple and effective ways to increase revenue for the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan without forcing another tax on vehicles and drivers [“How would it work to make cyclists pay?” Northwest Voices, April 19]. For a minimal $30 fee, require all bicyclists, beyond training-wheel stage, to take a bicycle courtesy and safety course,…

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Comments | More in bicycling | Topics: Ben Stearns, bicyclists, Seattle Bicycle Master Plan

November 12, 2013 at 6:27 AM

Tax bicycles instead of raising car-tab fees

Bikers provide a source of justifiable revenue Since in King County we are bent on decreasing traffic lanes and increasing bike paths, why not consider licensing and taxing bicycles that use roads that cars pay for currently [“Voters may be asked to raise car-tab fee to block Metro cuts,” NWFriday, Nov. 8]. Recently we’ve seen evidence…

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Comments | More in bicycling, Transportation | Topics: bicyclists, metro, transportation

October 31, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Bicyclists deserve to be treated like motorists

Tickets and speeding should be the same for bicyclists as drivers In The Times recent article about ticketing bicyclists, two items need to be discussed and addressed [“Police speed trap snaring bicyclists, too,” page one, Oct. 30]. First, the fine for speeding through a school zone should be the same for bicycles as for cars. If a speeding…

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Comments | More in Transportation | Topics: bicyclists

July 22, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Bicyclists in Seattle

Ideals collide with danger I disagree with Danny Westneat’s assertions about going the French route with bike-rental programs for Seattle [“Helmet-free Paris lights the way,” NW Wednesday, July 17.] Seattle is bike-riding hell, as far as I’m concerned, and helmets barely scratch the surface. Downtown road surfaces are rutted, full of parked cars, and rife with…

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Comments | More in Seattle, Transportation | Topics: auto, bicyclists, bikes