By: Diane Benjamin
Normal decided they had to spend tax dollars for a bike share program: https://blnnews.com/2017/05/24/run-over-by-democracy/
Instead of allowing Zagster to set up their own program, if there is even a demand for bike sharing, the Town once again usurped capitalism.
How is bike sharing done in the most liberal city in Texas – Austin?
Report: City has generated $723,000 in scooter permit application fees
The story is about scooters instead of bikes, but instead of paying for the program themselves like Normal, Austin licensed private companies and charged them for the privilege. Austin also collected more than $33,000 in impound fees.
What was this money used for?
Those funds have been funneled into a city fund that “pays for sidewalk fixes and cleanup, engineering work, downtown initiatives and parking enforcement,” according to the Statesman.
Austin plans to make even more money by giving the police ticket writing ability for dangerous riders.
Illinois lost 45,000 residents last year. Texas gained 379,128. Prosperity trumps tyranny yet again. The Illinois exodus will continue as long as progressives control the state. People who can will flee to where they are allowed to make their own decisions. Here, those in charge think they are way smarter than you.