A group of road cyclists can take up more road space than a prime mover. This truck and trailer pays over $6000 dollars a year in registration fees. Cyclists pay nothing.
A group of road cyclists can take up more road space than a prime mover. This truck and trailer pays over $6000 dollars a year in registration fees. Cyclists pay nothing. APN PHOTO LIBRARY

LETTER: Cyclists need to pay to use roads

TRIALS of mandatory distances between cyclists and other road users have been deemed a success and now it's law.

Whoever is proclaiming this success has certainly not done their homework, as 90% of road users are disgusted with this new rule.

It's just another poor decision by the State Government, influenced by a strong minority lobby group backed obviously by public servants, other influential intellectuals and maybe a motoring organisation that is funded by its registration paying members but is not supporting them.

What do you think? Should cyclists have to pay to use our roads? Join the discussion and tell us below. 

Roads are not being improved fast enough to cater for these new vehicles even though registration fees for us go up every year while the condition of the roads stays much the same.

A group of road cyclists can take up more road space than a prime mover. This truck and trailer pays over $6000 dollars a year in registration fees. Cyclists pay nothing.

Come to the party, road cyclists, pay a registration fee like us other road users.

ROBERT GIBSON

Toogoom



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