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Offline jrswenberger

Re: Stopping vs Rolling Thru Stop Signs ??
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2020, 10:03:37 pm »
Gas tax:

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/state-to-use-19-million-of-gas-tax-money-for-bike-paths-instead-of-streets/

https://www.libertyheadlines.com/states-raise-gas-tax-misc-expenses/

Auto registration fees:

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/2863550-181/new-state-law-allows-surcharge

Federal highway trust funds:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/taxing-for-highways-paying-for-bike-lanes-1432591905

Yes, property taxes do pay for paths, but since roughly 13% of the American adult population rides bikes and use path and lanes, then that means that a huge majority of homeowners are paying property taxes for bike lanes and paths that they don't ever use.  Is that fair for homeowners?  Especially considering that a lot of public schools, police and fire agencies are suffering financially, and they rely on homeowner taxes to get funding.

This is why I suggested a one time registration fee, a fee by the way that some states are beginning to do, a fee that would help defer some of the cost of cities to install and maintain those paths and lanes.

A good bit of my property taxes go towards schools, libraries and other services I don't use...I'm calling it even!!!
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Offline TCS

Re: Stopping vs Rolling Thru Stop Signs ??
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2020, 10:40:46 pm »
Fun fact:  Beginning in 1919, American bicyclists paid federal excise tax on tires under the same taxation formula as automobile and truck tires.  This federal tax on bicycle tires was discontinued in 1982 when upon review it was discovered it had always cost more to collect the tax than it generated in revenue!
"My name is Pither.  I am at present on a cycling tour of the North Cornwall area taking in Bude and..."

Offline froze

Re: Stopping vs Rolling Thru Stop Signs ??
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2020, 08:45:01 am »


A good bit of my property taxes go towards schools, libraries and other services I don't use...I'm calling it even!!!
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Sorry, but you can't call it even, there are a LOT more children attending schools then people riding on bike paths; remember the saying? "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of a few".