July 11, 2008, - 10:12 am

Detroit’s Bicycle Priorities: Best Not to Try this “Fuel Alternative” in Motown

By Debbie Schlussel
Either Detroit is taking it’s nickname, “Motown,” a little too seriously (even though very few cars are actually made within the city limits), or it shows us why this People’s Republic of Kwame is a failure and will continue to go down the drain.
If you want to beat high gasoline prices and ride your bike, you might want to avoid it in Detroit. And not for the usual reasons: ie., it’s Detroit–you’ll be killed or beaten. Nope.
You see the City of Detroit has decided in its infinite anti-wisdom to require you to get your bike–that’s right, your bicycle–licensed, for which you must pay. And if you don’t, the city is now ticketing you, for which you must pay even more:

In a city that has one of the nation’s highest crime rates, Detroit cops have been given the order to start cracking down on unregistered bicycles.

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Progress: Detroit Catches Up to the 19th Century

Starting Aug. 7, officers will start issuing $55 tickets if bikes are unregistered. The dollar-a-year licenses are good for five years. . . .
The ordinance requiring bicycle registration, rarely enforced, has been on the books since 1964.

Brilliant. Very “green” city–except that the only “green” in Detroit is what the Detroit City Council is bribed with.
No word on whether or not toddlers will be ticketed if they forgot to license their tricycles.
Well, at least now they are assured that Motown will never become Biketown.
Priorities.

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4 Responses

Detroit used to be an American city, well, maybe not, or never was.
The only decent area there is its suburbs.
Detroit became like Florida.
They are America’s dumpsters.
Only Florida is a mix of illegal Latino aliens, and Whites who mostly are crooks and who found safe haven in the Sunshine state.
On the other hand, Detroit, with its Black population, well…

Independent Conservative on July 11, 2008 at 11:07 am

“On the other hand, Detroit, with its Black population, well…”
Well… what?

No Pasaran! on July 11, 2008 at 12:22 pm

Whose bright idea was it to worry about something this meaningless? Especially in crime-ridden Detroit. Here in San Antonio there is at least one murder or shooting each night on the news, and I would be appalled if I knew the police were wasting their time on something so stupid.

Hopewell on July 11, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Oh man. Only in Detroit. Lemme see, the mayor is a total crook, about to be indicted, while the city clowncil waits to see how many of its members will wind up going to jail. The schools are a joke and the judiciary is corrupt. People can’t leave Michigan fast enough and the idiots in Slowtown want to add ANOTHER tax? The sad thing about this is this is pretty much the way the entire state is being run, by inept idiots from both parties who couldn’t find their asses in a snowstorm.

mediaguy on July 11, 2008 at 4:19 pm

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