I was relieved to read that this proposed bike tax is not likely to become a reality any time soon. Cyclists (probably 90% at least) also own cars, and therefore pay registration fees already, and put less wear and tear on the roads by using bikes instead of cars for some (if not most) trips. And as far as ‘adding bike lanes’ goes, it mostly just consists of painting the bike symbol in the existing road shoulders, as far as I can see. There sure aren’t any specially designed bike lanes out here in the ‘burbs, or out in the country where I ride and drive. Do we tax bus riders extra for using bus stops? I bet we all pay for the construction of bus stops out of our taxes. We all paid extra taxes for the MAX, whether we are riders of that system or not. If we’re going to start playing this game, let’s let the SUV drivers start paying their fair share for the extra pollution their vehicles create (they’re not held to the same standard as passenger cars), the extra wear on the roads caused by the bloated size and weight of these monster vehicles, and so on.