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Freedom!!!!

Posted by Rich Sweeney on February 24, 2008

More good stuff from the inbox.  This time from Johnny Walker:

The bike registration law is repealed!!  According to the most recent Ride On.

Finally, three years after a report by the Office of Police complaints entitled “Pretextual Stops of Bicyclists” pointed out the problems of “bicycle harassment” by police, the awful law that REQUIRED bike riders to have a registration number scratched into their bike or have it impounded has entered the annals of misbegotten history.  Apparently DC Councilmember Phil Mendelson is largely responsible, he has earned our undying love.

http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us/images/00001/20080122094734.pdf

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One Response to “Freedom!!!!”

  1. Susie said

    I saw this article today and thought you might find it interesting. The city of Chicago is considering fining motorists that endanger bicyclists.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-bike-ordinance-both06mar06,0,4687855.story

    My favorite line of the article:
    The mayor, an avid rider, has had his own unhappy encounters with motorists, who received what Daley described as “choice words” and “salutes” delivered “in the Chicago way.”

    Gotta love Mayor Daley.

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