Addional Road Tax.

Road Tax for Push Bikes for Adults over the age of Eighteen

As the DOI have obvisously spend money on the roads for these people to pedal to work and leisure make them pay for it. This must be the only only leisure activity that is not taxed.

£80.00 a year for weekdays.

£160 a year for weekdays and weekends.

Why the contribution is important

It would raise money for the roads and make them saver for these people would use the roads for cycling.

by andrewmarkcoleman on April 20, 2017 at 06:08PM

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Average rating: 1.8
Based on: 5 votes


  • Posted by charlie April 20, 2017 at 19:49

    Poor suggestion, we should be encouraging people to keep fit in order to lower health care costs. We should also be encouraging less cars to ease congestion in Douglas. I'm willing to bet most cyclists are also car drivers and therefore already pay road tax. I do however believe they should have insurance and therefore a licence registration fee is appropriate and only given when proof that insurance is in place.
  • Posted by Offshore April 21, 2017 at 08:52

    I wholeheartedly agree with the tax cycles idea. Motorcyclists pay vehicle excise duty and are probably car drivers. The suggestion at £160 is a bit steep - I'd say £20 maybe but yes cyclists should be insured and pay for their cycleways and roads as everyone else does. We taxing horses as well?!
  • Posted by xt512 April 21, 2017 at 22:02

    Pay more for a bicycle than a motorcycle? where is the logic in this, opening a whole can of worms here.
  • Posted by LeanGreen April 21, 2017 at 23:04

    There should be an incentive to use smaller cars and those with fewer emissions.

    Anyhow car tax is going up 6:7% according to today's Courier.
    (higher inflation for charges and lower for benefits seems to be the rule)
  • Posted by slabby April 22, 2017 at 21:48

    Bad idea, you want to encourage cyclists for health and environmental reasons. The health implications alone would save on health costs.
    Also increase tax for larger vehicles, reduce tax for small engines including motorcycles.
    Cyclists and motorcycles also add less to congestion.
  • Posted by George April 24, 2017 at 11:12

    There should be some type of charge, maybe at a reduced rate, they are using the roads as are horse riders who should also pay a charge for riding on public roads - since their mess incurs a cost to be cleaned up.
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