Many cyclists share the road with drivers every day in Toronto. Cycling has become a popular mode of transportation in the city.
On Tuesday, city council shot down a plan for bike licensing.
If approved, cyclists would have to apply for a license to bike around Toronto. One cyclist said it’s an unnecessary proposal, that he wouldn’t agree with it.
Another said he felt it was “just another government cash grab” at first, but he understands the reasoning behind it.
“I suppose the argument can be made, you know, we’re using the road the same as the cars,” he said. “They have to have a license, so we should have to have a license.”
The city shot down a similar motion before, and it isn’t the first city to attempt implementing bike licensing. Regina used to have a similar system for cyclists, which has now ended.
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