No More ‘Free Rides’ Colorado Lawmaker Proposes Bicycle Tax

From the Denver Channel

DENVER — Bicycles and cars have always had to “share the road.” Soon they could have to share the cost of the road in Colorado.

A state senator from Grand Junction has thrown his support behind a bicycle tax after Oregon passed one as part of its latest transportation funding bill.

The Oregon tax charges $15 for every new adult bike purchased over the cost of $200. Senator Ray Scott followed that announcement with a tweet and Facebook post that suggested bringing a similar tax to Colorado.


“Maybe it should be a license plate? What do you think? Sen. Ray Scott calls for a tax on bicycles,” he tweeted along with a link to an article on the issue.


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5 thoughts on “No More ‘Free Rides’ Colorado Lawmaker Proposes Bicycle Tax

  1. Mmmm no he didn’t propose a tax. “What do you think” does not constitute introducing a bill in the legislature.

  2. Let me tell you how it will be
    There’s one for you, nineteen for me
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman

    Should five per cent appear too small
    Be thankful I don’t take it all
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman

    If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street,
    If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.
    If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat,
    If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.

    Don’t ask me what I want it for
    If you don’t want to pay some more
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman

  3. He showed his ignorance in his comments about ATVs paying a “tax.” ATV riders, dirt bikers and 4 wheelers lobbied to have a user’s fee for their vehicles. That fee would go to trail maintenance. They asked for the fee, nobody forced it on them and in fact several alt-right types over the years have tried to end the fee that the users demanded. How about enforcing the 3 foot to pass law, rolling coal law and ticketing vehicles parked in bike lanes instead and using that money for highway and bike lane projects? Or maybe a basic civics lesson for Mr. Scott and all his fellow bike haters that explains how roads are really funded. Oh, he also describes his idol, Trump, as “cool.” I wonder how cool he would think the orange one was if he knew about the “Tour de Trump?”

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