Re: Your government at work:
I'd be all for it if they would expand the bikeway system here, which has stalled out in its construction toward being a pipe dream for completion. The thing is, they like to do stuff like wing nut talked about, taking your bike from you if its not registered, hassling cyclists, etc. I seriously doubt in this state that completely lacks any sense of fiscal responsibility that if they collected millions of dollars from bike registrations, that it would actually go toward anything bicycle related. They would probably buy MRAP's for the local police to bomb around in.
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