plus the costs associated with trying to administer the whole thing would not make it feasible...
In particular I've seen bike lanes included in the city greatly increasing traffic congestion
Ahh now it makes sense, yes we should all pay rego for bikes, great idea......NOT!!
These problems have existed for ever, harden the fuck up, it's hardly an epidemic, and fines are fairly high now for bike offences, so police can fine them for those things if they get caught, if not they will just be like most motorists who get away with breaking the road rules 99% of the time and get caught 1% of the time.
May be we should charge rego for running shoes and hiking boots as well, hell just charge rego for legs and be done with it, as there are plenty of pedestrians doing the exact same thing every day as well....
Every bike on the road is one less car, we should be encouraging the riding of bikes, may be even provide some sort of reward system as one less car is less fossil fuels burned, less congestion, less noise, etc etc. I can only see positives to more people commuting via pedal power. And I am no Greeny by a long shot. I have no problem with fining the fuck out of the ones doing the wrong thing when they do get caught.
Less cars on tbe road you reckon Micky?
I don't know about that man, seems there are more bike riders on the road than ever and yet it takes longer to travel the same dustance than it did a few years ago.
My take on bike riders and pedestrians is this, the road is car country just like the sea is shark country so don't whinge if you get bitten while swimming.
If you're on the road then you follow the car rules, a car is a lot easier to spot than a middle aged knob in spandex
Been planning on riding to work... strategy is to take a weeks worth of work clothes in on the weekend along with some towels and showering gear, then each day i ride about 6.5 km's to work and ride back home carrying that days work clothes in my bag