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City councillors are (once again) considering licensing cyclists—that terrible idea that refuses to die

The city is looking to crack down on reckless cyclists—specifically those who ride on the sidewalk—and apparently they’re prepared to use any means at their disposal. NOW reports that the public works committee, led by noted automobile enthusiast Denzil Minnan-Wong, voted to request that city staff and cops determine how to better enforce bylaws that keep cyclists on the road, where they belong. For his part, Councillor David Shiner suggested the city consider licensing cyclists, an idea that has been thrown around again and again. Of course, city hall long ago concluded it would be too tough a measure to enforce and too expensive a program to run. In effect, it simply won’t work, so please, dear councillors, just give it up. Read the entire story [NOW] »

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