Charging Cyclists to Build Bike Infrastructure

Officials in Washington's Clark County are considering a plan to enact an annual fee for bicyclists to fund bike-related infrastructure.

Few other places in the Pacific Northwest shift the costs of bicycle infrastructure to cyclists, according to this article.

"If half of the 210,000 people outside Clark County's cities owned a single bicycle, and half of those people paid $10 annually, the county would bring in $525,000 a year, minus the program's costs.

One mile of new roadside bicycle lane costs $232,000 per mile for pavement alone, according to a 2008 county estimate."

Thanks to Sightline Institute

Full Story: County to consider bike license fee


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