So, on Reddit I got into an argument with some troll about licensing cyclists and taxing them etc etc. I realized from the start that he was a troll but I had nothing better to do so I started a short discourse with him.
Link to our debate so you can see it. You might have to scroll down just a bit to see my first reply.
First of all, do you guys think I made fair points and held my end up for a civil debate?
Second, where do you guys go for sources and statistics? I was especially trying to find some data on how the gas tax is spent on local roads. I found the one article I sourced but it was for British Columbia and not for the states. My assumption is it would be close to the same situation here, but I couldn't find anything to source one way or the other. Here is the report on BC. Makes very good arguments and I suggest reading it While I'm done arguing with that guy on Reddit if anyone knows any stats on who pays for the building/upkeep of local streets I'd love to know.