Cheyenne City Council Votes to Remove Bicycle Licensing Requirements
An archaic law requiring Cheyenne residents to license their bicycles may soon be a thing of the past.
The Cheyenne City Council voted 8 to 1 Monday night to remove the bicycle licensing requirements from the city code.
"Back in the 1930s the city passed the ordinance that required you to get a bicycle license," said Cheyenne Police Chief Brian Kozak. "Now we have a national computer system."
Kozak says despite the initial good intentions behind creating it, the law is both useless and unnecessarily burdensome for his department which has enough problems to contend with.
"It's definitely not something that we've enforced in recent history," said Kozak. "The purpose of that law really no longer exists, so it's hard for the police department to enforce it."
Kozak recommends people engrave their driver's license number on their bicycle so that it can be easily recovered if it's stolen.
The ordinance still needs to pass a third and final reading before being removed from the city code. The council will take up the issue when they meet on February 8.