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Toronto kills plan for bike licenses

Can you imagine if you had to get a license for your bike? The idea's not so far-fetched - apparently Toronto had made people license their bikes from 1935 until 1957. But don't worry Toronto cyclists, you won't have to get a license to keep cycling around the city any time soon.

That's because the public works and infrastructure committee voted (four to one) to defer this issue indefinitely at a meeting earlier today.

Ward 3 Councillor Stephen Holyday put forward a motion related to bicycle licensing back in July but the idea has been around for a while.

Such a license would have applied only to adult riders and would help generate funds for bike-related infrastructure while also collecting data on riders and promoting health and safety.

Toronto previously looked into bike licenses in 1984, 1992 and 1996.

Photo by uncomman via the blogTO Flickr pool.


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