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    Quote Originally Posted by RepublicOfLuas View Post
    Expensive, but not cycle-friendly road infrastructure.
    If cyclists helped pay for road maintenance and insurance then more people might listen to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    Cyclists are getting all the benefits of our road infrasrtructure without paying a single penny toward its upkeep.

    That they are now being asked to make a modest contribution is NOT a penalty merely fair play.
    Irish Governments do not do "modest contributions" When Cycling becomes prolific and safe infrastructure is provided, then and only then could we look at making cyclist make a contribution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RepublicOfLuas View Post
    Let me stop you right there.....
    Cyclists get all the benefits of being allowed use the road and they so without paying a single penny.

    That is deeply unjust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by realistic1 View Post
    Irish Governments do not do "modest contributions" When Cycling becomes prolific and safe infrastructure is provided, then and only then could we look at making cyclist make a contribution.
    The roads exist and cyclists use them.
    Those roads cost a fortune to maintain and the motorist is forking over huge amounts.

    Cyclists are sponging from the motorist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    Cyclists get all the benefits of being allowed use the road and they so without paying a single penny.

    That is deeply unjust.
    There is plenty of cyclists who are car owners, but they choose to cycle. I am a car owner and I cycle, so I contribute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    If cyclists helped pay for road maintenance and insurance then more people might listen to them.
    What about the benefits that the bicycularly velocipedal bring to the urban landscape? Nice tinkly bells that go 'ting-a-ling-a-ling'. Have you no velocipedal poetry in your life at all.

    Just take a look at all the motorists you see. None of them look particularly happy. Sitting down, coffee in the coffee cup holder, radio going and the arse being warmed by the latest in automobile comfort technology. And still looking like a nun that has been asked for a blowjob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad as Fish View Post
    Pretty much took the words out of my mouth. Two further points -

    1. How do you enforce it?
    2. If the trend is to reduce pollution through vehicle taxation then taxing bicycles makes no sense whatsoever.
    The purpose of road tax is to help pay for road maintenance.
    Cyclists currently contribute nothing.

    All bicycles could have a simple disc attached.
    100 euro a year is pretty cheap to be able to use every road in Ireland bar the motorways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by realistic1 View Post
    There is plenty of cyclists who are car owners, but they choose to cycle. I am a car owner and I cycle, so I contribute.
    That's your choice to use two vehicles.

    It is only fair that users of all vehicles regularly benefitting from Ireland's massive road infrastructure contribute to its upkeep o
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    If cyclists helped pay for road maintenance and insurance then more people might listen to them.
    Horrible attitude to the safety of vulnerable road users
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