Some of you may be familiar with the idea of bicycle registration. The idea goes something like this,
Bikes are on the roads but they dont pay to register their bikes but I have to register my car and so they dont pay their way. If they had licence places like cars whenever they roll though a stop sign I can call someone who cares and they will come and beat the shit out of those punks, or at least write them expensive tickets, because that is what happens to me every time i break the law, so it is fair.
Rather than go into a long diatribe about why this might not work quite the way some hopeful anti-cycle motorists, (some 400 comments are presently available bikeportland.org). We have decided to fully embrace the idea of a license plate. That way whenever any of us break a law you can be sure to tell the 911 dispatch all about us.