The Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) has called for bike registrations to restrict bike riding.
VECCI representative Chris James claimed that “road users have paid for roads via fuel taxes and steep registration fees, which also include a component for third-party insurance”.
Chris James represents VECCI on the Hoddle Street Study Stakeholder Advisory Group which is looking into congestion on Hoddle Street.
VECCI represents some of Australia’s biggest companies, yet seems to be stuck in old modes of thinking about urban transport even as many of its members introduce progressive environment and transport strategies.
VECCI has previously opposed the new bike lane in Melbourne’s Albert Street between the city and Hoddle Street which passes VECCI headquarters.