Chronicle letter (12 November 2012) re: cyclists and taxation
Roads are paid for by local and national taxation so all UK taxpayers pay for roads.
VED, or car tax if you like, goes into the national coffers and is not ring-fenced for spending on roads.
Some motorists believe cyclists have fewer right to be on UK roads because they do not pay road tax.
This is a mistaken belief. Motorists and cyclists have equal rights to use roads.