Cyclists ought to be licensed

Fees should be used to pay for bicycle lanes and paths

I was visiting with my 88 year old aunt one day and she asked me a question: “Why  don’t cyclists have to buy a licence for their bikes like we did  when we were kids?”

That got me thinking that when I was a kid in Victoria. I had a licence plate on the back of my bike just under my seat, which my parents had to buy. So why don’t cyclists have to buy licenses now? The government is trying to promote a healthier lifestyle by building bike paths everywhere and I think that is great. But who is paying for all these bike paths? If everyone riding a bike had to buy a license you’d think there might be enough money to pay for these bike paths? Think about it.

Marta Ofstie

Sidney