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Sen. Chuck Schumer wants to cut taxes for US bike-share commuters

US Senator Chuck Schumer has attached an amendment to an upcoming tax bill currently being developed in the US Senate. While there is no guaranty that the amendment will be passed, it’s heartening to note that policymakers are taking urban cycling issues to heart.

“Bike-share programs are an efficient, healthy, and clean form of mass transportation, and they should be treated the same way under the tax code as we treat car and mass transit commuters, it makes no sense for cars, trains, buses, and private bicycles to be covered by this program but not bike shares, and this legislation will fix that.”

-Sen. Chuck Schumer of NY

Read more about it at MarketWatch