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    Something I heard about Chicago!!!

    I was I a bike shop last Sat. and I started a small talk conversation with this young woman during all this she told me that in chicago they are, either going to or already have, Implemented a road or street use tax paid in the form of a brake tag or some kind of sticker,, for cyclist ,,so the question is , is this so? does anybody here know about that?? just general discussion,,,,,,,,,,,

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    pure rumor..............

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    Hey wanderer ,I was skeptical it, but she gave me the impression that she was living there, but recently moved back to New Orleans?

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    Chicago politics - will never see the light of day again.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    Chicago politics - will never see the light of day again.................
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    I've heard a couple of plans floated (including one by an alderman who later admitted she hadn't really thought it through), but nothing firm. My guess is it would cost more than it would bring in, and have limited benefit. That goes for any municipality, not just ones like Chicago with more pressing matters at hand.
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    A stupid idea, especially since many, if not most, cyclists also drive cars and support street infrastructure through car-related taxes and fees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vintage_Cyclist View Post
    A stupid idea, especially since many, if not most, cyclists also drive cars and support street infrastructure through car-related taxes and fees.
    you are right. it would make as much sense as trying to charge everybody for road usage by the mile. just another example, if it's even real, of politicians trying to save their jobs by saving THEIR constituency money at the expense of other constituencies

    i hate politics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan View Post
    you are right. it would make as much sense as trying to charge everybody for road usage by the mile. just another example, if it's even real, of politicians trying to save their jobs by saving THEIR constituency money at the expense of other constituencies

    i hate politics...
    If you pay any sort of tax on gas, you already are being charged for road usage by the mile. Although in our case, the excise on fuel goes into consolidated revenue.
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    I think some cities have what they call a wheel tax, you have to have a sticker on your car showing you have paid the tax in order to use their streets. The city I live in floated the idea but didn't pass it.
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    Again, with at least a half a dozen murders in Chicago every week, do they need cops checking cyclist and little Suzie for a tag on their bikes? A license on a bike is a total waste of police time, and a real can of worms.

    Cant you see some Chicago cop cuffing little Susie and running her in for no tag on her bike?????

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    I heard somewhere that someplace is going to tag or cuff all unlicensed recumbent riders using public streets for being public nuisances and/or eyesores?

    Is that true?

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    Chicago is having a hard time getting motorcyclists to pay their city vehicle tax, this would be even harder.

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    It's just Chicago politics, to get their name in the papers........................ as soon as anybody complains, it gets withdrawn to satisfy their voters.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastfingaz View Post
    I was I a bike shop last Sat. and I started a small talk conversation with this young woman during all this she told me that in chicago they are, either going to or already have, Implemented a road or street use tax paid in the form of a brake tag or some kind of sticker,, for cyclist ,,so the question is , is this so? does anybody here know about that?? just general discussion,,,,,,,,,,,
    The idea is being floated out there and it is Chicago so if they can tax it they probably will. They need the revenue as usual.

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    Well I guess thats the bases for that ladies comments to me in that bike shop??? thanks for the article Rumrunner,,,,,,,,,

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