Thursday, March 19, 2009

Oregon bike registration

Just when I was considering moving to the west coast mecca of cycling:

http://bikeportland.org/2009/03/06/mandatory-bike-registration-bill-introduced-in-salem/

I've read about several states and countries who tried this and failed. I seem to remember Minnesota being one of them. Places like Madison Wisconsin and Berkeley CA have been successful with registration, but they have kept the cost low because their goals have been more about tracking ownership than about taxing riders.

1 comment:

poser said...

Mark my words - there's no way this bill is passing.

http://bikeportland.org/2009/03/16/an-update-on-hb-3008-bill-unlikely-to-move-forward/

C'mon down! We'd love to have you!