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Originally posted by jaynkeel
reply to post by guohua
Na I live closer to Buffalo not sure what they do in NYC as far as messengers, bet they could make a killing though!!! I just think that whoever (obviously not underage children) uses the roads should be required to pay for use and maintenance of the roads. Or could it be that the tax dollars and fees that are collected for road use are being spent elsewhere and people are afraid to admit it??
Long Beach bicyclists register their displeasure City that aims for bike-friendliness should drop the registration requirement — and the steep fines that go with it, they say. Long Beach is making a concerted effort to become a bike-friendly city,… (Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times) January 04, 2011|By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times Anna Seng had no idea it was against the law to ride an unregistered bike in Long Beach, a place that has pledged to be "the most bicycle-friendly city in America." But she found out earlier this year when her teenage son borrowed a cousin's bike and came home with a big surprise: a ticket for not having a bell — or registration. Ads by Google Orange County Coupons1 ridiculously huge coupon a day. It's like doing O.C. at 90% off! www.Groupon.com/Orange-County "I didn't even know that existed until I got the ticket," Seng said. "People that I talk to — none of them tell me they have registration." Now she and her son are preparing for a court date to challenge the fines, which total more than $400. "Thirty or forty bucks would make sense," she said, "but $400? I was shocked." For many in the fast-growing Long Beach cycling community, the little-known municipal law requiring that all bikes be registered at a local fire station seems out of sync with the city's push to become a haven for cyclists. In the last two years, Long Beach has undergone a flurry of bike-oriented transportation projects. After building dozens of miles of new bike lanes, the city last month opened its first "bike boulevard," a side street designed to offer safe passage for cyclists. Workers also have begun installing bike-only traffic signals along two streets through the city's downtown — the first step in handing over an entire lane to bikes to eliminate accidents with cars. Now, in a significant olive branch to cyclists, the City Council is considering eliminating the mandatory bike registration, a detail Long Beach seemed to have overlooked when rolling out its ambitious bike agenda.
unlike pedestrians who generally only travel on roads in directions perpendicular to the traffic
I assure you that drivers are just as aware of cyclists, knowing that one clip could potentially lead to a manslaughter charge.
Originally posted by DigitalSea
Seriously? No offence but that is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever read on this site. EVERYONE including children and adults should wear a helmet. What kind of example would adults be setting for their own kids if they didn't wear helmets?
But yea this has to be the most ridiculous proposal ever.
Those regulations exist because the rules of the road apply to everyone, drivers, cyclists and joggers included.
A pedestrian has less regulations than a motor vehicle driver because it is their God given right to use their muscle power to travel freely
and they travel on roads because it is not legal to trespass on private property while traveling.
No driver in Michigan would "clip" a pedestrian if they were obeying the law that says they must yield to pedestrians and give them a half a lane or more when passing them.
LICENSING is one of the biggest scamming enterprises plaguing humans right now-It is designed to force one to PAY for absolutely EVERYTHING, and to be CONTROLLED by those 'issuing' the licenses.