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Should Cyclists Need Licenses to Ride? Portland Weighs the Question

A proposed ballot initiative is raising the hackles of the bike mob, but could it be an opportunity to pressure for dramatic infrastructure upgrades?

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There's a rumble brewing over in Portlandia and the national bike community is paying attention. With a through-the-looking-glass perspective that perhaps could only be possible in bike-mad Portland, local business owner, Bob Huckaby, thinks the local bike boom has taxed a city infrastructure that can no longer keep up. His solution: mandate licenses for every cyclist without a drivers license and put license plates on every bike.

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