Sunday, 13 September 2009

Tax Scottish cyclists

A marvellous new idea, which will surely ensure a massive shift to cycling in Scotland:

A ROAD tax on cyclists is being considered by Scottish Government civil servants. The prospect of cyclists paying a charge, like motorists, to use roads comes in a document outlining the Scottish Government's vision for cycling.

The draft Cycling Action Plan for Scotland (CAPS), which has been released for public consultation, aims to ensure that, by 2020, 10 per cent of all journeys in Scotland are by bike.

Ian Aiken, chief executive of the government-backed Cycling Scotland and a member of the CAPS board that produced the paper, said: ""Cycling Scotland's view is cyclists should not be taxed, but it is important to ask the question."