As gas prices soar, city cycling more attractive

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  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    Oct. 15, 2012 11:53 a.m.

    Actually, motorcylces are becoming more attractive.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 15, 2012 5:53 a.m.

    This physical fitness craze may cost these bikers more than they bargained for. To make up losses in government gas tax and roads the state will take actions to make them pay a bike tax to care for the roads, lane painting, and design costs to accommodate this new traffic congestion.

    Not that I am against biking, but the state and cities really hate to lose taxes. And gas taxes are very lucrative profit in a down economy and rising gas prices and cost of living skyrocketing out of sight. The Gas and sales taxes are a "percentage of sale" tax and inflation is government best friend and most profitable form of taxation on the backs of poverty.

    They don't even have to ask for a tax increase. Inflation is an automatic tax increase equal to the inflation rate. Its also why no government wants inflation to ever stop and fear it.

    Its a crime to have something provided for free, so a bike road tax is inevitable to maintain the gross cost of government waste.

  • Allisdair Thornbury, Vic
    Oct. 14, 2012 4:24 p.m.

    Been a bike commuter for 10 years it is a great way to avoid the traffic congestion, save money on the car and the gym. I normally arrive at work and home less stressed and it is good for the planet. And for all the bike haters remember one more bike is one less car in front of you at the lights