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Ithaca drafts bike-registration law
Fingerlakes1.com Local Network ^ | 06/03/09

Posted on 06/04/2009 7:20:06 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

Anyone who rides a bike anywhere in the city would have to register it with the City of Ithaca or face a $10 fine, based on a law being considered tonight by Common Council.

The law would apply not just to city residents, but to anyone who rides in the city, including visitors

The purpose of the new law is to support and encourage bicycle riding, to assist in documenting bikes for planning purposes, to disseminate information to bike riders, and to facilitate the return of lost or stolen bikes, according to the Common Council's resolution.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cityofevil; ithaca; lping; nannystate; socialism
The purpose of the new law is to support and encourage bicycle riding

Only a group of liberals could think that forcing people to register or face a fine encourages anything.

Ithaca is the City of Evil.


1 posted on 06/04/2009 7:20:07 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; gaspar; NativeNewYorker; drjimmy; Atticus; John Valentine; TLBSHOW; ...
City of Evil bump:


2 posted on 06/04/2009 7:20:56 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Anywhere that liberals rule, fascism follows


3 posted on 06/04/2009 7:22:39 AM PDT by lormand (Austin - Texas lil' piece of California)
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To: bamahead

ping


4 posted on 06/04/2009 7:23:07 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
The purpose of the new law is to support and encourage bicycle riding

Charging $10 bucks is sure gonna help that goal.

5 posted on 06/04/2009 7:24:40 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The Onion and Scrappleface sure have their work cut out for them.

That anyone would think that requiring registration of a bike would encourage people to ride more.....

Truly liberalism is a mental disease.


6 posted on 06/04/2009 7:25:11 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: lormand
Anywhere that liberals rule, fascism follows

Fascism is the remedy to rule by committee.

7 posted on 06/04/2009 7:25:28 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Talk about backwards.

whatever happened to Liberal Bass Turds?


8 posted on 06/04/2009 7:26:33 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Drango

What about people who are bike touring through the city?

Or visiting?

What are they going to do? Have bike checkpoints now just like the car ones?

Do they really want to tie up their police department with that kind of needless busywork?


9 posted on 06/04/2009 7:26:47 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I grew up in Toledo, Ohio and we registered our bicycles in the 50’s. HOWEVER, it was voluntary for the purpose of recovery if stolen. I even had a license plate.


10 posted on 06/04/2009 7:26:59 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: lormand
Anywhere that liberals rule, fascism follows

"Registration" is never about bikes, or boats, or guns, or cars.

What gets registered is people. So that liberals and other fascists can control people.

11 posted on 06/04/2009 7:28:05 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The purpose of the law is to make money for the city.

Ithaca may be Gorges, but the politics are danged fugly.


12 posted on 06/04/2009 7:28:18 AM PDT by MortMan (Power without responsibility-the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Drango

10$ this year, but next year, because of the evil Republicans, they’ll have to raise the fee to 20$...then it will go to 100$.

“It’s only 8$ a month to ride your bike, who can complain about that??”

The American Public GETS WHAT IT DESERVES, ALWAYS!!


13 posted on 06/04/2009 7:30:30 AM PDT by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama: The final turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
The purpose of the new law is to support and encourage bicycle riding, to assist in documenting bikes for planning purposes, to disseminate information to bike riders, and to facilitate the return of lost or stolen bikes."

A long winded way of saying "The purpose of the new law is to tax bikes" -- after they've already been sales taxed, of course.

14 posted on 06/04/2009 7:31:17 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Nepolean fries the idea powder)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

These people are beyond belief. Ithica’s like a Bermuda triangle of intelligence.


15 posted on 06/04/2009 7:31:50 AM PDT by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I guess all of that heavy breathing as you pedal uphill puts too much CO2 in the air


16 posted on 06/04/2009 7:32:29 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Drango

LOL!


17 posted on 06/04/2009 7:32:55 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
"I'm supportive of it just because of the basic premise of having bicycles returned," said Alderman J.R. Clairborne, D-2nd, who chairs the Common Council committee that oversaw the legislation.

The police department already hosts a voluntary bicycle registration, Ithaca Police Chief Ed Vallely said. But they recover so many bikes, they have one entire garage dedicated to housing them, and they hold a yearly auction to get rid of the bikes that are never claimed.

Democrats never let facts or reality prevent them from imposing their stupidity upon the people.

18 posted on 06/04/2009 7:32:56 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: lentulusgracchus

“What gets registered is people. So that liberals and other fascists can control people. “

Excellent point. That’s what “liberalism” (fascism with a smiley face) is all about.


19 posted on 06/04/2009 7:35:21 AM PDT by garyhope
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Bicycle licenses are mandatory in practically every city, for the peoples own good of course.
Same as dog licenses, cat licenses, motorbikes, mopeds, boats, cars, atv's, trailers etc. etc. etc.

If it has wheels, rolls or moves and has a potential for people to have fun with or on, it needs to be licensed and regulated, for our own good of course.

The new fad these days, is to make people wear helmets if they can fall off something they are having fun on. soon there will need to be helmet licences, because they make recognition dificult, so they will need to have an identification number on them.
So lost helmets can be returned, of course....

20 posted on 06/04/2009 7:35:48 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: DJ MacWoW

My hometown also had registration which was supposed to aid in recovery of stolen bicycles. My bicycle was stolen ane we periodically checked with police to see if had been recovered and we were told no. My dad finally insisted on looking at the recovered bicycles. My bike was there complete with registration tag. (Unclaimed bikes were auctioned off and the proceeds went to the PBA)


21 posted on 06/04/2009 7:35:59 AM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: metmom
Do they really want to tie up their police department with that kind of needless busywork?

Governments see things like this as more important than preventing real crime. Control is all.

22 posted on 06/04/2009 7:36:06 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I guess all of that heavy breathing as you pedal uphill puts too much CO2 in the air.

LOL!

23 posted on 06/04/2009 7:38:30 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (RESIGN NOW, Napolitano! You are a national disgrace!.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

BUMP!

Look for ‘The People’s Republik of Madistan’ to follow suit.

I LOVE my bike, but only ride it on the bike trails and on my own land with the dogs chasing behind.

I can’t believe bicyclists aren’t injured or killed around here on a daily basis between the way they DISOBEY all road rules, and ride down the middle of all of our country roads while training for The Ironman Race. *Rolleyes*

Nearly hit one on my way to work the other day. She was right in the middle of the road, on the other side of the crest of a hill. *SCREEEEEEEEEEEECH*

Dumb@ss.


24 posted on 06/04/2009 7:39:58 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Retired Chemist

Fortunately mine was never stolen. My point was that bike registration isn’t something new. Well, forced registration is. In Toledo kids actually got their bikes back if the registration number hadn’t been defaced.


25 posted on 06/04/2009 7:44:38 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus
"I guess all of that heavy breathing as you pedal uphill puts too much CO2 in the air."

Hey! That's a real concern! All those fitness freaks are adding billions of tons of CO2 to the air each year, and causing "gore bull warming". They should have to pay a carbon fitness tax to stop this "gorebull warming".

The average couch potato is the least CO2 producing type of human, producing about 1/2 ton of CO2 per year. The fitness freak, marathon runner, cyclist etc. produces 10 times that much, about 5 tons min. CO2 per year!

26 posted on 06/04/2009 7:45:30 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

27 posted on 06/04/2009 7:46:13 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The purpose of the new law is... to confiscate more money for the government


28 posted on 06/04/2009 7:49:47 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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What in God's name is WRONG with the people who run this city ? Just when you think you've seen the most ridiculous idea coming from this place, something even more ridiculous appears.
29 posted on 06/04/2009 7:50:18 AM PDT by Mopp4
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To: wilco200
"The purpose of the new law is... to confiscate more money for the government"

And hire another relative to work in a liberal's little personal branch of the great liberal government empire.

30 posted on 06/04/2009 7:52:11 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: from occupied ga

LOL! Yep. That’s the one that nearly became my ‘Hood Ornament’ the other day. ;)


31 posted on 06/04/2009 7:53:53 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Jagdgewehr

**Democrats never let facts or reality prevent them from imposing their stupidity upon the people.**

Never have I seen a more concise and Accurate definition of ITHACANS.
When the “”COMMONunist Council”” members can pedal UP BUFFALO ST. without stopping, then I’ll consider their info... until then ... fuggedabowdit!


32 posted on 06/04/2009 7:54:21 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - To Conservatives, a WARNING - to Liberals, a TEXTBOOK!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

33 posted on 06/04/2009 7:55:08 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: MortMan

Obligatory:

If bicycles are outlawed, only outlaws will have bicycles.


34 posted on 06/04/2009 7:57:17 AM PDT by robertwalker62
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To: lentulusgracchus

“Registration” is never about bikes, or boats, or guns, or cars.

What gets registered is people. So that liberals and other fascists can control people.””

AMEN


35 posted on 06/04/2009 8:08:56 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
The purpose of the new law is to support and encourage bicycle riding increase the revenue stream for the city of Ithaca.

There - fixed it.
36 posted on 06/04/2009 8:12:24 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
The purpose of the new law is to support and encourage bicycle riding, to assist in documenting bikes for planning purposes, to disseminate information to bike riders, and to facilitate the return of lost or stolen bikes, according to the Common Council's resolution.

Yup, Fines and bureaucracy ALWAYS encourage people.
37 posted on 06/04/2009 8:15:11 AM PDT by DarkSavant
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To: lentulusgracchus

EXACTLY!!!


38 posted on 06/04/2009 8:23:06 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: FourPeas

FOTFL.


39 posted on 06/04/2009 8:23:47 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Everything that’s old is new again. When I was a child in Colorado Springs, we had to take our bikes down to the fire station to get bicycle tags. Every now and again I’ll come across a vintage bicycle with tags issues by one city or another. It used to be fairly common. I think they were only $2 though.


40 posted on 06/04/2009 8:37:33 AM PDT by Melas
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To: Melas

I think the real issue here is the idea that it isn’t just directed at residents. Anyone riding through town is supposed to stop and register their bike with the city.


41 posted on 06/04/2009 8:45:05 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines



42 posted on 06/04/2009 8:49:21 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

That is sooooooooooooooooo gay.


43 posted on 06/04/2009 8:50:37 AM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

In case there was any doubt which finger of the Finger Lakes Ithaca was on.


44 posted on 06/04/2009 9:38:51 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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45 posted on 06/04/2009 10:37:27 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The city of evil strikes again. Wow.


46 posted on 06/04/2009 5:53:14 PM PDT by zeugma (Will it be nukes or aliens? Time will tell.)
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