[Gllug] Cyclists (off topic)

Rev Simon Rumble simon at rumble.net
Tue Aug 12 08:56:44 UTC 2003

On Mon 11 Aug, David Damerell bloviated thus:

> because cyclists on average pay considerably more tax per mile
> travelled (remembering that Vehicle Excise Duty is no more special
> here than income tax), in spite of requiring less space, enormously
> cheaper special provision (bicycle lanes versus motorways), and
> causing orders of magnitude less damage to the road.

Of course the road users we're all subsidising are the road freight
industry who cause enormous damage to roads and pay only a fraction of
the actual cost of the resultant maintenance.  And, of course, they
don't even pay VAT whereas rail freight does.

Rev Simon Rumble <simon at rumble.net>

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