Paying for Roads: Drivers Versus Cyclists

This piece from <em>The Vancouver Sun</em> asks who pays their fair share for roads and transportation infrastructure costs: car drivers or cyclists?
September 29, 2010, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
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With a straight-forward explanation, this article shows how bicyclists pay more for the roads on which they bike.

"[W]hile you can make a case that neither group pays its freight in a direct way, the facts are clear: People who don't drive much -- including most true bike zealots -- significantly subsidize those who drive a lot. And in any kilometre-by-kilometre comparison of city residents who travel exclusively by one mode or the other, drivers tend to pay less than their real costs, while riders pay more."

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Published on Saturday, September 25, 2010 in The Vancouver Sun
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