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#1033345 - 06/04/09 10:16 AM Ithaca drafts bike-registration law
newsman38 Offline
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City of Ithaca drafts bike-registration law

Anyone who rides a bike anywhere in the city would have to register it with the City of Ithaca or face a $10 fine, based on a law being considered tonight by Common Council.

The law would apply not just to city residents, but to anyone who rides in the city, including visitors

The purpose of the new law is to support and encourage bicycle riding, to assist in documenting bikes for planning purposes, to disseminate information to bike riders, and to facilitate the return of lost or stolen bikes, according to the Common Council's resolution.

By Krisy Gashler kgashler@gannett.com Staff Writer June 3, 2009

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#1033369 - 06/04/09 11:42 AM Re: Ithaca drafts bike-registration law [Re: newsman38]
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Originally Posted By: newsman38
City of Ithaca drafts bike-registration law

Anyone who rides a bike anywhere in the city would have to register it with the City of Ithaca or face a $10 fine, based on a law being considered tonight by Common Council.

The law would apply not just to city residents, but to anyone who rides in the city, including visitors

The purpose of the new law is to support and encourage bicycle riding, to assist in documenting bikes for planning purposes, to disseminate information to bike riders, and to facilitate the return of lost or stolen bikes, according to the Common Council's resolution.

By Krisy Gashler kgashler@gannett.com Staff Writer June 3, 2009


Now the plan is on hold. Good.
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#1034577 - 06/07/09 01:23 PM Re: Ithaca drafts bike-registration law [Re: Santa_Cruzer]
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They had one of those laws in effect in Batavia, NY when I was a kid almost 50 years ago. Its just another way to tax people. They used the excuse that with the city registration sticker on the bike it would be easier for the police to find it if the bike got stolen. YA RIGHT!

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#1034609 - 06/07/09 03:14 PM Re: Ithaca drafts bike-registration law [Re: Santa_Cruzer]
LittleKing Offline
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The law would apply not just to city residents, but to anyone who rides in the city, including visitors


What are they going to do? Set up road blocks at the city limits?

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#1034661 - 06/07/09 05:00 PM Re: Ithaca drafts bike-registration law [Re: LittleKing]
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What a joke!
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#1034662 - 06/07/09 05:00 PM Re: Ithaca drafts bike-registration law [Re: Yetta Nother]
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Yes this will encourage many bike riders to ride their bikes.
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