You know, for a councillor who is “fiscally conservative” and is all concerned about saving tax dollars, Stephen Holiday sure is irresponsible with city staff resources and time:
Toronto has looked at the possibilities for bicycle licensing 3 times in the last 30 years, and has a comprehensive section about it (and why it won’t work) on the city’s website. You’d think Holiday may have tried looking there to do some research about this crazy waste of money motion:
A controversial motion that could lead to a licensing system for bicycles goes before the city’s public works and infrastructure committee next week.
The motion, by Coun. Stephen Holyday (Ward 3, Etobicoke Centre), asks that council direct staff to look into the pros and cons of licensing bicycles, rather than individual riders. It also suggests that only adults be subject to any new rules.
- Let’s leave bicycle licensing in the trash can of history: 5 reasons it doesn’t work [Cycle Toronto]
- PREACH: 5 reasons bicycle licensing doesn’t work
- WTF: Toronto councillor wants city to examine bicycle licensing
- FACEPALM: Should Toronto License its Cyclists and their Bikes?