It is time to stop bickering about “cars versus bicycles.”
As much as many would enjoy the quiet and cleanliness if all motor vehicles magically vanished from the roads, I recognize this is not likely to happen. I also realize that there are motorists who will never give up their cars for a bicycle.
Like many, I choose to ride my bike as much as possible, and enjoy the many health, economic and convenience benefits of doing so. But, also like many (if not all) cyclists, I do own a car, which I use when cycling is not feasible.
I am tired of hearing “cyclists do not pay taxes.” I pay my share in property taxes, gas taxes, HST and so on. And I (also like most cyclists) have a drivers licence and know the rules of the road.
Absolutely, penalize road users for breaking the rules. No need to unduly target cyclists. Cyclists are still the minority – both in volume and in ticketable offences.