You shouldn't really say the bicyclists don't pay taxes for the roads
they use. Most money for roads in the city comes from property taxes. Unless
bicylists don't own any property (or pay rent which is partially used to
pay property taxes), then bicyclists DO indeed pay for the roads they are using.
Unlike the automobile drivers, they do not constantly pollute the air as they
drive around. That saves all of us money on medical care.
Keep this in mind. Bicyclists do not pay for the road they are using, each time
they ride their bike.The cost to maintain and sweep the road (aka
bike path) is an unreasonable hardship and burden to those who have to drive.Bicyclists also need to start obeying the law and the police need to
enforce the law on bicyclists.The city needs to do a better job in
enforcing existing laws of picking up after your animal. Currently the dog
loving population cannot seem to be responsbile enough to clean up the feces
after their animal. Instead they opt to leave the deposit on the sidewalk or
lawn of the residents and toss their litter next to it.I wish the
city would start putting some effort in beautifying the city, by helping those
who feel they are the exception to the rule, to understand that they're
not.Instead they're focused on how to spend money that we
don't have, on projects that aren't needed, adding to the congestion
of the city.To be fair, I do see some benefits from the program.
But, until the city can dramatically decrease the
I hope this is successful. Two things to remember. If you are going to put in
bike paths you must keep them clear of debris so the bike riders can use them.
Otherwise you force them back out into the streets. This means budgeting so
that the paths can be swept at least weekly.Second, no bike paths to
nowhere. There is nothing more dangerous than a bike path that suddenly ends
dumping you ontot he street amidst traffic. Such unexpected merges are more
dangerous than not having a bike path at all.