Sorry anti-bike bigots, you're wrong.

A common argument of the anti-bike set is that drivers pay for the roads via gas and car taxes, so cyclists are free-loaders. As it turns out, it's quite the opposite! Cyclists are subsidizing their road-use. They also like to state that America spends a disproportionate amount of taxes on bicycle and walking trails, but the Thunderhead Alliance Report of 2007 found that only 1.54% of Federal Transportation dollars are spent on bike and pedestrian projects (p.52), even though 9.6% of all trips made in the US are by bike or foot (p.100). What does all this mean? It means the bike haters don't have a leg to stand on.

1 comment:

Anonymous hippie. said...

FINALLY a helpful article. Thanks; I had been looking for something like that for a while.