Your bike tax at work: State of Oregon unveils new ‘Community Paths’ grant program

Here’s what the State of Oregon is doing with that tax you pay on the purchase of new bicycles: The Oregon Department of Transportation has just launched a new program that could provide an estimated $14 million to multi-use path projects statewide. The Oregon Community Paths program is the evolution of the active transportation portion … Read more

Oregon bike tax revenue ticks up, but still short of expectations

The latest receipts from Oregon’s bicycle excise tax show that revenue is still lower than lawmakers hoped for. The $15 tax on new bicycles was one of several taxes passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2017 to raise revenue for transportation projects and programs. It went into effect on January 1st, 2018 and is collected … Read more