Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Bike lanes

EDITOR:

I read the letter about the money it is costing to make these bike lanes. I feel the people riding on these bike lanes should pay a license fee and a registration fee each year, just like we have to do with our cars, trucks and motorcycles. This should take care of most of the cost of making these bike lanes.

It is only fair to all of us.

CONNIE BURRESS
Placerville

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Discussion | 14 comments

  • Cole BeverlyAugust 16, 2013 - 7:54 am

    Connie, you are out of your mind! This is by far the most ridiculous thing i have ever heard, next you will probably want us to licence our shoes to walk down the road.

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  • DarrinAugust 16, 2013 - 8:38 am

    Dagnabbit, Cole, you beat me to it with the shoe comment...

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 16, 2013 - 8:50 am

    I agree Connie...when I was young--I had a license for my bike. UC Davis does it...Bicycle Licenses All bikes on the UC Davis campus must have a current California Bicycle License. A new license costs $10 and a renewal is $5 http://taps.ucdavis.edu/bicycle/licenses

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 16, 2013 - 8:51 am

    A city or county may adopt a bicycle licensing ordinance or resolution stating that no resident shall operate any bicycle on any street, road, highway, or other public property within the city or county, unless such bicycle is licensed. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is the bicycle licensing authority. Consumers should check with the local police department for bicycle registration, licensing, and regulations in their area. http://consumerwiki.dca.ca.gov/wiki/index.php/Bicycle_License

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 16, 2013 - 8:54 am

    Santa Cruz...please tell me you guys didnt know this was coming...this is across the USA...remember all those Bikes and Trails links I dropped....you didnt think the advisory boards we not going to ask for money--come on. http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/index.aspx?page=1520

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 16, 2013 - 8:59 am

    You are being charged for more and more...people need to go to meetings....watch the groups proposing these kinds of things...all the BOS does (and thats all of them--not just Ray) is shake their heads and say "okay"...there is no money. Many of you are saying yes build this...and this...and this. who did you think would pay for it? As far as bikes...hundreds of thousands of dollars are being spent on your behalves--you wanted it. CEDAC said you did...or at least some of the people within CEDAC...then we have CEDAPP with the trails...money.Talk about affecting lives.

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  • cookie65August 16, 2013 - 11:13 am

    Cole and Darrin, are you against paying your fair share?

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  • cookie65August 16, 2013 - 11:18 am

    There is a $10 charge to park your car anywhere along the middle fork of the American river. I believe they call it an access fee. Isn't it time the bicyclists pay for their use of the public thoroughfares? Call it a progressive tax.

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  • Cole BeverlyAugust 16, 2013 - 11:33 am

    I do pay my FAIR share when i purchase my bike and shoes i pay sales tax. which part of my sales tax goes to bike and side walk improvements.

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  • Cole BeverlyAugust 16, 2013 - 11:35 am

    *bike trails

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  • YolandaAugust 16, 2013 - 1:07 pm

    When personal automobile and especially commercial truck drivers pay the full cost of their road use (all encompassing, real costs), I'll be happy to pay my share of the cost of bike lanes. Otherwise it's socialism, right? L

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 16, 2013 - 1:38 pm

    Bike trails... The actual pony express trail is next, along with logging routes, and the finally the trail ends with a stunning embrace of Lake ...lots of money being spent. Kind of sad--since we are not logging in Pollock any more...I watched logging families have to just walk away from their homes--no jobs. But Harper by all means lets fix those trails up. http://eldoradotrail.com/about/

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 16, 2013 - 1:46 pm

    Our next town meeting will deal with Parks and recreation--I still think only nine people deciding for a whole for Pollock is interesting...Harper had a year to tell people...so did eight others that were at the work shop. Lets see what people have to say at our meeting....kids have played on the Forebay baseball field for over fifty years....we have a area of 26 acres--that was suppose to be a park. 445,000 later--it seems it was a "bad " buy. Harper still talks about her trails. Let us see who speaks for the baseball children. Already people are saying to make the Snowline littles leagues "home" an open park--why? it isnt their fault the 26 acres isnt workable. I will start posting many links prior to the meeting--I invite up any one who has played on our field. No one has ever bothered the park before...now we have a group that has decided not to honor children? nice. AUG. 26th at ^ PM Pollock Pines Community Center.

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  • MartinAugust 16, 2013 - 6:18 pm

    Let’s make the bike trails environmentally safe that way we can use them as corridors for human animals, 1.6 mil dollars should put a lot of bike trail in. That makes sense seeing that is what they spent for animals not to be hit by traffic.

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