Chicago is so serious about accommodating cyclists that it deploys mini-snow plows to clear snow out of an ever-expanding web of bike lanes.
The attention city leaders have lavished on cycling raises a question that keeps popping up around the country: Who is paying for all this? And shouldn’t cyclists be kicking in?
A city councilwoman’s recent proposal to institute a $25 annual cycling tax set off a lively debate that eventually sputtered out after a lukewarm reception from the mayor.
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