The City of Seattle is considering the construction of two-lane bicycle lanes. Local merchants are in opposition as it will remove needed parking for their business patrons.
I have a different take. Considering the cost of bicycle lanes and the source of funding for these lanes (motor vehicle fund), perhaps a new approach should be taken so these high-cost, limited-use lanes are at least partially funded by the users.
As bicycles do not consume taxable fuel, a statewide license tax on every bike would at least partially put this mode of transportation in the same position as other types of …