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    let's tax bike tires

    In addition to raising the federal gas tax, the bill calls for a huge increase in fuel taxes paid by transit agencies, as well as a 10 percent tax on adult bicycle tires and electric batteries for cars and bikes.


    House GOP Transportation Bill Would Raise Taxes on Transit and Bikes Streetsblog USA

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    stock up now.
    Oh my, a troll who doesn't know the difference between your and you're. What will they think of next?

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    already have a year's worth. there was a sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek_5200 View Post
    In addition to raising the federal gas tax, the bill calls for a huge increase in fuel taxes paid by transit agencies, as well as a 10 percent tax on adult bicycle tires and electric batteries for cars and bikes.


    House GOP Transportation Bill Would Raise Taxes on Transit and Bikes Streetsblog USA
    before everyone gets spun up, this has very little chance of passing

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    if it's clear cyclists need to pay for infrastructure at a rate similar to cars after an exhaustive cost/benefit analysis, then the tax is probably a good idea.
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    Will the tax help the motorists understand that "their" road is "ours", bought and paid for, also?
    Too old to ride plastic

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    Instead how about bicyclists receive a government subsidy for using an alternative fuel vehicle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Will the tax help the motorists understand that "their" road is "ours", bought and paid for, also?
    I don't think it will help motorists understand that star trek was real either.

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    If 100% of that tax on bicycle tires were to go to cycling infrastructure, I would happily pay it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek_5200 View Post
    already have a year's worth. there was a sale.
    planet cyclery?
    Oh my, a troll who doesn't know the difference between your and you're. What will they think of next?

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    This must be fake news. Republicans lower taxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    This must be fake news. Republicans lower taxes.
    As the article states "While the bill is not expected to go anywhere,...". This bill will not be supported by Dems or Reps. Rep. Shuster is retiring this year so its DOA. No need to bury bike tires in mason jars in the backyard

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    I realize this is likely not going to happen, but wouldn't it be great to shut up all the motorists that cry about bicycles not helping to pay for the roads? Wouldn't be great to just tell a driver, "Hey! I pay a specific tax to fund these roads."?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    This must be fake news. Republicans lower taxes.
    No. They don't ride bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    No. They don't ride bikes.

    Everyone knows that only libbie antifa communists fascists ride bikes. Real Muricans roll coal at them with the trunk nuts on display and DGAF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    No. They don't ride bikes.
    Nope. I know a few Trumpy's who ride bikes.
    They were really vocal about Trump around the election and all the great things he was going to do. Ironically, they haven't uttered "Voldemort" in quite some time.
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    How anyone could support that POS is beyond me, and I don't ride with those turds anymore PERIOD !!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    How anyone could support that POS is beyond me, and I don't ride with those turds anymore PERIOD !!!!!!
    Might be time to move this thread to PO

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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    How anyone could support that POS is beyond me, and I don't ride with those turds anymore PERIOD !!!!!!
    Who cares! I ride with anyone as long as they don't stay on my wheel.
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    In Cali's case that would mean multi millions for a study over the next 3-5 years. The pathways and roads would still be as bad-worse come the end of that funding period with minimal if any improvement. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jspharmd View Post
    I realize this is likely not going to happen, but wouldn't it be great to shut up all the motorists that cry about bicycles not helping to pay for the roads?
    It would shut them up on that point, if they believed it were true. But I think we would find that "paying" was not the real issue, were it to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiQuaeQuod View Post
    It would shut them up on that point, if they believed it were true. But I think we would find that "paying" was not the real issue, were it to happen.

    Most roads in most places are paid for the other taxes (often property tax)....Car registration, wheel tax, and gas tax do nothing to keep the roads paved and have not--for decades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Most roads in most places are paid for the other taxes (often property tax)....Car registration, wheel tax, and gas tax do nothing to keep the roads paved and have not--for decades.
    Sure, if by nothing you mean between 12% and 76%....

    https://taxfoundation.org/state-road-funding-2017/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Most roads in most places are paid for the other taxes (often property tax)....Car registration, wheel tax, and gas tax do nothing to keep the roads paved and have not--for decades.
    And cyclists pay all the same taxes as everyone else.
    Considering most also have cars. And ride bikes that cost more than some cars. Cyclists probably pay more tax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwiftSolo View Post
    I don't think it will help motorists understand that star trek was real either.
    Does Star Trek make good bikes?

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