How they do things in Oregon
The growth of cycling is a hot topic in the Pacific North West of the US of A. The proposed solutions to the problems of global warming and falling fuel prices include taxing bicycles and a new fuel tax that manages to combine the worst aspects of socialism - protection of inefficient and failing industries with the worst aspects of free market economics - imposing a tax that doesn't take account of people's ability to pay it and which rewards the rich, and the inefficient. Oh, and it's rather enviormentally short sighted too. Genius.
Here's a great over-view of the Oregon bike tax furore from, er… Bristol