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.
July 22, 2009, 9am PDT | Nate Berg
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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

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Published on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 in The Columbian
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