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SPARTANBURG, US (May 19) – People who commute to work on bicycles would get a tax break under a bill introduced in the General Assembly. The bill introduced Tuesday by Doug Smith, Spartanburg, would allow bicycle commuters to deduct 10 cents per mile on their income taxes. Records would have to be kept regarding riding […]

SPARTANBURG, US (May 19) – People who commute to work on bicycles would get a tax break under a bill introduced in the General Assembly.
The bill introduced Tuesday by Doug Smith, Spartanburg, would allow bicycle commuters to deduct 10 cents per mile on their income taxes.
Records would have to be kept regarding riding and mileage.
“What we want to do is encourage people to use bicycles wherever they can, especially going to and from work,” Smith said.

This small article, from a small town in rural America, might be an idea for many others. The best way to convince people of anything, is to tempt them with money: cycling to work and getting a tax-deduction: why has no one else thought this one up before? We are now waiting for followers of this unique idea.

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