Rather than taxing bicyclists for using the roads (Robert Tonkin's Friday letter), we should all be thanking those who ride bicycles to work or on errands.
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Bicycles are the most efficient mode of human transport. In the interests of the health of people and the planet, the government should subsidize the purchase of bicycles and related safety equipment, provide dedicated bike lanes, and increase taxes on gas-guzzling vehicles.
(I am not a bicyclist.)