With the increase in bicyclists over the years, officials are mulling whether or not to charge bicyclists licensing fees that could finance bike facilities. Chicago is the latest setting for this fight, as a recent proposal to levy a $25 annual cycling tax floundered amidst confusion from citizens and festering hostility from both bicycling and automobile advocates. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made improved cycling conditions a top priority in his administration, but the message of bicyclists not “paying their fair share” continues to resonate among the general public. Automobile drivers and business owners note that bicyclists often either share roads with cars or are given as much as a full segregated lane that cannot be used by cars. Bicyclists respond that many of them also drive cars and must pay the associated operational fees that go to maintaining streets.