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Would you pay to register your bike?(4 posts)

Would you pay to register your bike?farmerfrank
Jul 31, 2003 6:36 AM
With the budget crisis going on here in California, would you pay to register your bike just to ride on the road? We have to register boats, ATVs, trailer houses, etc. Just think having to register every bike in your stable. Or would you just register one bike? I remember in college we were required to register(nominal fee) our bikes with the campus police. Just think of the budget dollars our poor state can get from us? What a wonderful thought.
Jul 31, 2003 6:43 AM
but there has to be a tangible benefit. easier recovery if stolen, increased money for rail/trails, bike lanes comes to mind. It would also take the argument away from the anti-bikers about us "not paying" for use of the road. plus it has to be reasonable, like $20 max. I can't see the average Huffy riding crowd going for that though.

Not if it's just another way to pay for perks for politicians though.
yes; I have before nmDougSloan
Jul 31, 2003 6:44 AM
One of mine IS registered in CA ... $2.Humma Hah
Jul 31, 2003 7:32 AM
That would be the MTB. Money well spent to register the SN in case of theft.

My Schwinn Mk IV Jaguar was registered in Richmond, VA back around 1964. Cost 50 cents, and they issued a real license plate. When the bike was stolen, they were at least able to recover the frame.

I would pay to register the bikes, even a recurring tax to use them on the road, if it insured my right to do so and consideration of bikes when paving and maintaining roads (like maybe 18" of asphalt beyond the white line so I don't get run into ditches. $5 a year, and I would call that a bargain.