Should bicyclists pay taxes on their bikes to help pay for bicycle-specific infrastructure?
Chicago is by no means the only place across the U.S. tempted to see bicyclists as a possible new source of revenue, only to run into questions of fairness and enforceability. That is testing the vision of city leaders who are transforming urban expanses with bike lanes and other amenities in a quest for relevance, vitality and livability — with never enough funds.
I think it’s only fair. Plus a $25 annual cycling tax is reasonable compared to what motorists pay. Besides, it would also help end the debate. Though once a tax is in place, it would be probably be easier to raise it then end it.
[photo via Payton Chung/flickr]
Son of a city planner, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin still bikes and rides the bus whenever and wherever possible.
“I can remember 35 years ago when solar energy was associated with, I don’t know, bean sprouts and whatever else alternative people were doing in those days. Well, this is not alternative anymore.”
— Gov. Jerry Brown said at an event in San Francisco to promote electric vehicles and other alternative fuels
[photo via Shaun Wood/flickr]
Artist Joshing Uno redesigned the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system map for Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. See the second image; the first image isn’t bad either as a redesign for Mario Kart.
And yes, you can buy the print version.
[link via ParisLemon]
Interesting photo of the parking lot at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Staring at endless rows of parked cars can be quite hypnotic.
[photo via add1sun/flickr]