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Posted: 10/24/2013 8:21:32 AM EST



A Chicago alderwoman wants to charge a $25 licensing fee for bicycle owners and require them to take an hour-long safety class.

Pat Dowell's proposal could generate up to $10 million a year if 400,000 cyclists buy the license. Dowell thinks the city should implement it instead of a heightened tax on cable television that's been proposed by the mayor.

Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:22:40 AM EST
Share the road, share the licencing.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:24:21 AM EST
There is actually a bicycle registration fee here. I don't mind it really. Motorists can't (shouldn't) bitch about who owns the roads now.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:24:21 AM EST
There's not an aspect of your life that can't be taxed, apparently.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:24:26 AM EST
cyclist here, some idiots need this. But I don't want any more laws so fuck chitown
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:24:46 AM EST
Chicago will tax anything. Gotta pay the thieves somehow.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:24:50 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bcw107:
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And same thing with shoes in regards to sidewalks. License them too.

Careful what you wish for, it just might backfire.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:25:14 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Durka-Durka:
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This. What a mindfuck.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:25:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:25:39 AM EST
LOL

I do think we should have some kind of scooter/liquorcycle registration. Mainly because of the huge theft problem with them.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:25:50 AM EST
Are they planning on taking cops off the gang watch details to check if bikes have licenses?
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:27:18 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Keith_J:
And same thing with shoes in regards to sidewalks. License them too.

Careful what you wish for, it just might backfire.
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Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Originally Posted By bcw107:
Share the road, share the licencing.
And same thing with shoes in regards to sidewalks. License them too.

Careful what you wish for, it just might backfire.

get your cycle riding ass on the sidewalk for free or pay licensing like a vehicle
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:27:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By retgarr:
There is actually a bicycle registration fee here. I don't mind it really. Motorists can't (shouldn't) bitch about who owns the roads now.
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Doesn't matter if you pay to share the road, anyone driving 20mph on a 45mph road is going to piss off everyone else and is putting their life in danger. That applies to bicycles, tractors, and vehicles.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:27:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2013 8:28:42 AM EST by maxima2]
They should put a $50 tax on bikes AND tax cable TV.


I don't live there.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:28:15 AM EST
Austin is proposing the same thing
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:28:25 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Durka-Durka:
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yep

Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:29:44 AM EST
Let this be a lesson to all the collectivist idiots who think their masters are going to leave them alone and only fuck with redneck racist gun owners
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:29:47 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Keith_J:
And same thing with shoes in regards to sidewalks. License them too.

Careful what you wish for, it just might backfire.
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Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Originally Posted By bcw107:
Share the road, share the licencing.
And same thing with shoes in regards to sidewalks. License them too.

Careful what you wish for, it just might backfire.
Yep.


Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:29:59 AM EST
FSA needs moar money
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:31:09 AM EST
They haven't taxed. . .thingy. . .yet.

Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:31:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By capnrob97:



http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/24/chicago-alderwoman-eyes-proposed-25-bicycle-fee/?intcmp=latestnews

A Chicago alderwoman wants to charge a $25 licensing fee for bicycle owners and require them to take an hour-long safety class.

Pat Dowell's proposal could generate up to $10 million a year if 400,000 cyclists buy the license. Dowell thinks the city should implement it instead of a heightened tax on cable television that's been proposed by the mayor.



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How about an asshole tax? The bigger the ass hole the biger the tax!
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:32:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Ragin_Cajun:
Let this be a lesson to all the collectivist idiots who think their masters are going to leave them alone and only fuck with redneck racist gun owners
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Bingo!

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Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:32:47 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 98_1LE:
Chicago will tax anything. Gotta pay the thieves somehow.
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If it bleeds we can tax it!
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:32:58 AM EST
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Originally Posted By markmars:


How about an asshole tax? The bigger the ass hole the biger the tax!
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Originally Posted By markmars:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:



http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/24/chicago-alderwoman-eyes-proposed-25-bicycle-fee/?intcmp=latestnews

A Chicago alderwoman wants to charge a $25 licensing fee for bicycle owners and require them to take an hour-long safety class.

Pat Dowell's proposal could generate up to $10 million a year if 400,000 cyclists buy the license. Dowell thinks the city should implement it instead of a heightened tax on cable television that's been proposed by the mayor.





How about an asshole tax? The bigger the ass hole the biger the tax!


That's homophobic.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:33:02 AM EST
This is racist against all minority bike owners who may not be able to afford the fee. Get Al Sharpton on the phone.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:34:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bradpierson26:

get your cycle riding ass on the sidewalk for free or pay licensing like a vehicle
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Originally Posted By bradpierson26:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Originally Posted By bcw107:
Share the road, share the licencing.
And same thing with shoes in regards to sidewalks. License them too.

Careful what you wish for, it just might backfire.

get your cycle riding ass on the sidewalk for free or pay licensing like a vehicle


Got a warning froma city cop for riding on the sidewalk once in Washington state. It was an amazing conversation...
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:35:19 AM EST
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Originally Posted By wav3form:
This is racist against all minority bike owners who may not be able to afford the fee. Get Al Sharpton on the phone.
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It'll be waived for them. Then property taxes will be raised to cover it.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:35:27 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bcw107:
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damn right! damn roadies! get on the side walk where you belong! with you'er skinny tires!
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:36:32 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
lol

The funniest thing is, LOTS of self-styled freedom-loving conservatives here on arfcom would be totally in favor of that.
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I see it as a potential opportunity to smuggle in un-taxed bicycles Al Capone style.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:37:48 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bradpierson26:

get your cycle riding ass on the sidewalk for free or pay licensing like a vehicle
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Originally Posted By bradpierson26:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Originally Posted By bcw107:
Share the road, share the licencing.
And same thing with shoes in regards to sidewalks. License them too.

Careful what you wish for, it just might backfire.

get your cycle riding ass on the sidewalk for free or pay licensing like a vehicle
Roads existed long before vehicle taxes. It was motor vehicle wear and tear on the roads that required taxation to repair the damage.

Sidewalks are for WALKING, hence the NAME.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:37:54 AM EST
I wonder how many FSAers in Chicago are riding around on stolen bikes right now...


I can tell you from multiple personal experiences in PG county, almost all the Amish that are riding bikes are on a stolen one, and the police don't give a fuuuuuuuuuck about your stolen property.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:38:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Durka-Durka:
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The day will come when we have to buy a permit to walk on the sidewalks.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:39:25 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bradpierson26:

get your cycle riding ass on the sidewalk for free or pay licensing like a vehicle
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Originally Posted By bradpierson26:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Originally Posted By bcw107:
Share the road, share the licencing.
And same thing with shoes in regards to sidewalks. License them too.

Careful what you wish for, it just might backfire.

get your cycle riding ass on the sidewalk for free or pay licensing like a vehicle

riding your bike on the sidewalk is illegal most places
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:40:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Obo2:
cyclist here, some idiots need this. But I don't want any more laws so fuck chitown
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Ok seriously, what is going on with your avatar?
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:40:08 AM EST
The city I reside actually had a law on the books from the 70's up until recently that all bicycles must be registered. Absolutely nobody followed it so they decided to make it optional.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:45:04 AM EST
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Originally Posted By chuckd840:
The city I reside actually had a law on the books from the 70's up until recently that all bicycles must be registered. Absolutely nobody followed it so they decided to make it optional.
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That was the 70's. These days your neighbor will report you and your dog will be shot.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:47:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bcw107:
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I agree. I'd like to see liability insurance as well for those who would drive on public streets
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:48:18 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Roads existed long before vehicle taxes. It was motor vehicle wear and tear on the roads that required taxation to repair the damage.

Sidewalks are for WALKING, hence the NAME.
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Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Originally Posted By bradpierson26:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Originally Posted By bcw107:
Share the road, share the licencing.
And same thing with shoes in regards to sidewalks. License them too.

Careful what you wish for, it just might backfire.

get your cycle riding ass on the sidewalk for free or pay licensing like a vehicle
Roads existed long before vehicle taxes. It was motor vehicle wear and tear on the roads that required taxation to repair the damage.

Sidewalks are for WALKING, hence the NAME.

In before the Driving on a parkway/parking on a driveway thing gets brought up.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:49:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By capnrob97:



http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/24/chicago-alderwoman-eyes-proposed-25-bicycle-fee/?intcmp=latestnews

A Chicago alderwoman wants to charge a $25 licensing fee for bicycle owners and require them to take an hour-long safety class.

Pat Dowell's proposal could generate up to $10 million a year if 400,000 cyclists buy the license. Dowell thinks the city should implement it instead of a heightened tax on cable television that's been proposed by the mayor.

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More FSA have cable than bikes, is my guess. Can't piss off the voter base.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:50:29 AM EST
Well, given this is the same sort of libtard bullshit that put 16 hours of training req'd in the IL CCW bill, I'm not too surprised.

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Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:52:25 AM EST
Sigh.....you gotta love the whole "I love freedom, but not for that bunch, they piss me off" attitude here.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:53:25 AM EST
I don't like it, let's tax it! Yea! Never knew there were so many liberals on this site.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 8:53:25 AM EST
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That's homophobic.
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Originally Posted By markmars:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:



http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/24/chicago-alderwoman-eyes-proposed-25-bicycle-fee/?intcmp=latestnews

A Chicago alderwoman wants to charge a $25 licensing fee for bicycle owners and require them to take an hour-long safety class.

Pat Dowell's proposal could generate up to $10 million a year if 400,000 cyclists buy the license. Dowell thinks the city should implement it instead of a heightened tax on cable television that's been proposed by the mayor.





How about an asshole tax? The bigger the ass hole the biger the tax!


That's homophobic.


Also would be the end of SIIHPAPP ....
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 9:00:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Roads existed long before vehicle taxes. It was motor vehicle wear and tear on the roads that required taxation to repair the damage.

Sidewalks are for WALKING, hence the NAME.
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Heavy animal-drawn wagons can wreck a road, too - plus the animals poop all over. Someone has to pay to scoop the poop.

These 20 ton monsters were likely delivered by draft-animal power ...


Link Posted: 10/24/2013 9:02:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By JerkStore:


More FSA have cable than bikes, is my guess. Can't piss off the voter base.
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Most FSA steal their bikes. They aren't going to register them in any case.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 9:04:20 AM EST
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Ok seriously, what is going on with your avatar?
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Originally Posted By Barney_Calhoun:
Originally Posted By Obo2:
cyclist here, some idiots need this. But I don't want any more laws so fuck chitown



Ok seriously, what is going on with your avatar?

pumpkin filled with homemade fake blood (red food coloring and Karo) shot with 556. that is the exit wound Xgf had to take pics for her forensic photography class hence the scale.


40 hollowpoint

45 fmj
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 9:04:34 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Max_Power:
I don't like it, let's tax it! Yea! Never knew there were so many liberals on this site.
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Wait till they come back and wax on about how justified they are and cite some law with a .
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 9:04:57 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bcw107:
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I'm using that!

ETA: on my government loving, cyclist friends.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 9:05:49 AM EST
I propose a non use of public transit tax for anyone who walks city streets more than three blocks in a day.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 9:07:19 AM EST
I love how the government encourages people to drive hybrids, ride bikes to save gas and then start taxing hybrids and bicycles.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 9:08:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
lol

The funniest thing is, LOTS of self-styled freedom-loving conservatives here on arfcom would be totally in favor of that.
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Of course. People love controlling each other.
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