Friday, December 29, 2006

License Plates

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Various states around the United States are now providing people witha license plate for thier motor vehicles that says "Share The Road". And in many cases it includes a graphic of a bicyclists or related symbolism.

However, Kentucky appears to be the trail blazer in terms of bicycle and pedestrian friendliiness with thier "Share The Road" license plates which have a couple bicyclist riding bicycles AND a guy appearing to be jogging.

Here is what the Louisville Ketucky Website says about the offering of this plate through the Kentucky Dept of Motor Vehicles:

"Finally, bikers, walkers and runners now have their own "Share the Road" specialty license plate! The process for requesting a new specialty plate requires a group to submit 900 applications for the plate before the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet can begin the process of designing a new plate. Late in 2005, they received double that amount from every area of the Commonwealth!

According to a press release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, those who purchase a Share the Road license plate will have the option of making a voluntary contribution to the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission (KBBC). This commission is charged with assisting the Transportation Cabinet in promoting the best interests of the bicycling public.

How do you get one?"

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- Parade Of the Pigs
- Louisville Mayor Talking Bike

Recommended Links:
- Cycle Santa Monica community forum
- Louisville Kentucky Wiki
- Santa-Monica/West-L.A./Venice critical mass community forum

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