Bicycle licensing for dummies
August 15th 2016 at 5:02PM BST
A would-be American politician is calling for the licensing of bicycles, and he may come to regret picking this particular fight.
Joel Engardio, a candidate for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, wrote a piece stating that it’s “time to mandate bicycle licenses” and that cyclists ought to “put skin in the game”. He has been swifly condemned on social media. Industry guru Gary Fisher, a San Francisco resident, tweeted: “I recommend to all my followers, do not vote for Joel Engardio, this person in office is another step backwards!
When politicians and would-be politicians suggest bicycle licensing they ought to do a bit of research first. Here, to save them the trouble in the future, is an idiot’s guide to the pros and cons of bicycle licenses. (It’s all cons, by the way.)