It doesn’t get any better.
According to Business Insider, Oregon is the third most liberal state in the nation.
But as Oregon cyclists see it, the Beaver State might as well be number one, given that it just became the first state in the nation to slap a tax on bicycles.
BikePortland editor Jonathan Maus is incredulous about the bike tax, for obvious reasons, as reported by The Washington Times:
“[It’s] an unprecedented step in the wrong direction.
We are taxing the healthiest, most inexpensive, most environmentally friendly, most efficient and most economically sustainable form of transportation ever devised by the human species.”
As The Washington Times reported, Democratic Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign a $5.3 billion transportation bill, which includes a $15 tax on every bike sold in the state costing more than $200 with a wheel diameter of at least 26 inches. full story