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Old 11-11-2015, 01:51 PM
 
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Plus you realize that walkers and joggers are not supposed to be using the road right?
It is perfectly legal and appropriate for people to walk or jog on the road, as long as it is not a highway that forbids pedestrians.

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The same people that pay for bike lanes.
So, you're saying walkers and joggers should be taxed the same as you think bicyclists should be taxed?
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:53 PM
 
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It is perfectly legal and appropriate for people to walk or jog on the road, as long as it is not a highway that forbids pedestrians.
Are you sure? So I can walk outside my office and start jogging in the middle of Main Street, hold up traffic and get no citation?
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:55 PM
 
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It is perfectly legal and appropriate for people to walk or jog on the road, as long as it is not a highway that forbids pedestrians.


So, you're saying walkers and joggers should be taxed the same as you think bicyclists should be taxed?
I sure am...walking is a necessity for some, biking is not.
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Old 11-11-2015, 02:04 PM
 
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You can look at bike trails several ways.

As recreation, it's no different than building a city park for people to enjoy and get exercise.

For transportation, it allows people to commute and not be in a vehicle. So now there are less vehicles on the road, causing less damage to the road, freeing up more space on the road and less pollution in the air.

I don't think a bike tax is necessary.
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Old 11-11-2015, 02:12 PM
 
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You can look at bike trails several ways.

As recreation, it's no different than building a city park for people to enjoy and get exercise.

For transportation, it allows people to commute and not be in a vehicle. So now there are less vehicles on the road, causing less damage to the road, freeing up more space on the road and less pollution in the air.

I don't think a bike tax is necessary.
Okay, so why do I need to pay taxes on my car then because it is a means of transportation to get me to and from work if you do not have to pay taxes on your bike that is your form of transportation and we both use the road?
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Old 11-11-2015, 02:16 PM
 
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You can look at bike trails several ways.

As recreation, it's no different than building a city park for people to enjoy and get exercise.

For transportation, it allows people to commute and not be in a vehicle. So now there are less vehicles on the road, causing less damage to the road, freeing up more space on the road and less pollution in the air.

I don't think a bike tax is necessary.
Totally agree with your city park example other than the fact that these bike lanes unlike Falls Park or the SRT are coming from the transportation funds that takes away from funding for basic infrastructure that everyone utilizes to benefit the smaller percentage of the population that bikes...and only those that bike.
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Old 11-11-2015, 02:51 PM
 
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Are you sure? So I can walk outside my office and start jogging in the middle of Main Street, hold up traffic and get no citation?
On the side of the road where you're not blocking traffic, yes, of course you can walk!
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:59 PM
 
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Let's back up to your boat theory. Lake Hartwell and the dam were originally constructed by the corps of engineers for navigation, hydropower, and flood control. Only later was recreation added to the list of uses. You pay taxes on your boat for water patrol and public maintenance of boat ramps and piers.
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Lake Murray in Columbia...the one built and controlled by SCE&G, a privately held utility company...similar to how Duke owns and controls Hartwell, Keowee, Jocassee. The utilities built and control the dams, not the state or county...
Tax dollars are used to maintain the lake, enforce the laws, maintain the park, etc. Not to mention the tax breaks and guaranteed profits the utilities make. The divide between private and public when it comes to utilities is soft one.

Does your boat have a motor?
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Okay, so why do I need to pay taxes on my car then because it is a means of transportation to get me to and from work if you do not have to pay taxes on your bike that is your form of transportation and we both use the road?
Because one causes wear and tear on the roads, pollutes the land, water and air, and costs us all as a community a whole lot more tax dollars than the other one does.

Encouraging bike usage saves tax dollars, reduces pollution, reduces health costs, boosts local business, etc...

Encouraging bike usage through bettering bike infrastructure is a no-brainer that most of the nation (and western civilization) has already figured out. Some people are just slow.

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