As I posted a few weeks ago, the Detroit Police Department was going to start enforcing a 45-year-old ordinance requiring pedestrian bikers to have licenses. The purpose, said Detroit Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings after a protest was scheduled, was to help retrieve stolen bikes.
However, at this time of economic tightness, many people thought that fining someone $55.00 because they didn't have a $1 license was just a money grab by the Detroit Police Department.
Today, however, the Detroit City Council voted to repeal that unpopular and controversial ordinance. So cyclists in Detroit are safe from being ticketed by the police, but probably shouldn't call them if their bike is stolen.
Shameless Plug: please read my husband's blog...The "D" Spot...
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