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Dick Schwartz writes that cyclists should be licensed [“Activists, change gears,” Northwest Voices, May 25]. I hope he and every other motorist will join me in supporting this proposal: We charge every road user $1 a pound for his or her vehicle.

How about it, Schwartz? This will finally address the issue of bike riders riding on the roads for free. I will add up the weight of all of my bikes and give the state $80 a year for the damage that my vehicle does to the road and the environment. Heck, make it an even $100 to pay for increased police patrols for all of those drunk cyclists and the damage they do.

Now it’s your turn, Schwartz: Are your ready to finally pay for all of those costs that are associated with driving your vehicle(s)?

Robert Stebanski, Seattle