From the Virginian-Pilot, 01.27.07:
Virginia Beach Delegate Terrie Suit's constituents...urged her to sponsor HB1826. The legislation would create two separate tax credits to entice people to ride--instead of drive--to and from work.
Under the bill, employers who provide showers and bicycle racks would receive a tax credit of as much as $5,000. Employees who ride to and from work at least 10 days a month would earn a tax credit of $15 per month.
"I thought it was a great idea," Suit said. "Anything we could do to strip away at the transportation problem.... It's a good gesture and a good thing to promote."
Local cyclists agree.
"We feel that cycling to work can be a way to put a small dent in our country's dependence on oil," Rick Powell of Norfolk said. "The less we drive, the better. We think it's good for a person's well-being." (Read more.)
Visit: Tidewater Bicycle Association
Visit: Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips Site