Should bicycles be registered or cyclists licensed?Posted: April 6, 2010 Filed under: Cycling | Tags: awareness campaign, Cycling, Education, justice, health, insurance, licencing, registration, VECCI 7 Comments
There was a major debate over the Easter weekend on the VECCI blog about whether or not bicycles should be registered and/or cyclists licensed. It was initiated by an online poll started by VECCI. As of Monday night a narrow majority had voted in favour of licensing (51:47) and mandatory education of cyclists (50:45). Not clear to me why you’d license a cyclist other than to educate/train her, but it’s not my survey.
My view is that registration is not a good idea. However there’s a stronger argument for licensing notwithstanding there are some real difficulties in implementation. Read the rest of this entry »