Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Originally Posted by mconlonx
Mini-velo/folding bike popularity explosion, where enacted...
That was only an example, but I'd be floored if $20.00 shifted the product mix by even 1%. I suggested the wheel size rule because there's already one (or used to be) one in place, as a way to separate Juvenile and adult bikes. If an excise tax proposal gets anywhere near the serious stage, I'm sure market neutral rules can be written into it.
In any case, I've stated my general opposition to user financing and/or targeted niche taxes. Good policies recognize the necessity of being good for the "community" rather than better or worse for groups within it. Since the community is the beneficiary it's the community (city, county, state or nation) members that pay.
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