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Friday, May 24, 2013

Bicycle Registration coming to the county

The Bicycle Registration application is coming to Miami-Dade County. It will be available via www.miamidade.gov in four to six months. Citizens will be able to register new and used bicycles by serial number.  As stolen bicycles are recovered or pawned, notifications will be made to the owner.

The feasibility of charging a minimal fee for this service is being reviewed by the county Police Legal Bureau.  

For more info, please contact the Acting Commander Ana Gispert, of the Information Technology Services Bureau, at 305-471-2610.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great idea but it should be free stop charging for a little service

May 24, 2013 10:04 AM  
Blogger F. said...

Sometimes the only way these things can be achieved is by charging a fee. I wouldn't mind paying a fee for having my two stolen bikes returned...

May 24, 2013 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It should be free, we have already paid taxes for services and we are constantly short changed, people demand more for your hard earned over taxed properties.

May 24, 2013 11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes no more fees.between taxes and more tolls everyday what more do you want from us to give you are paychecks too!!!!!!!!STOP

May 24, 2013 11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Step 1: Optional registration.
Step 2: (a few years later) Required registration. Profit for the City
Step 3: (a few more years later) required plates and riders license. More profit for the City
Step 4: Required insurance and ticketing opportunities for the police. $cha-ching$
How about doing something to make the current system effective?
Bicycles have serial numbers as it is. Not only stamped into the frame on the bottom bracket but also the store where the bike is bought has a sticker placed at the bottom of the seat tube where it connects to the bottom bracket. When your bike gets stolen you file a police report, you give them the serial number. What do they do with that info now? Are the pawn shops required to note the serial number? If so than this "new" idea is just a duplication of paperwork for a process that is already in place and proven to be completely ineffective. Add to that that in my half century of living in the Grove and having cops actually laugh at me and drive away when I tried to report a bike theft, I'm not having much hope or faith in something that will probably just add more bureaucracy and red tape to riding my bike.

Next step: DUI and registration/insurance checkpoints for bicycles.

May 24, 2013 12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this is permit just to own the bike or just to register it in case it is stolen for recovery purposes?

I believe in direct taxation not in all this indirect taxes or unaccountable expenditures of those moneys. Direct tax = you get what you pay for!

May 24, 2013 12:20 PM  
Anonymous That Guy said...

If you are foolish enough to pay this tax and think the police will do anything about your stolen bike, I've got a theater to sell you in coconut grove...

May 29, 2013 2:55 PM  

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