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Old Today, 03:20 PM   #1
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Yosemite Fee Increase - Discriminates against Motorcycles

Motorcyclists singled out at Yosemite

On Oct. 20, the Yosemite National Park proposed a new fee structure for park entrance that would place a disproportionate and unfair financial burden on visiting motorcyclists.

Under the proposal, fees for passenger motor vehicles would increase 50 percent from $20 to $30. Additionally, the entrance fee for hikers, bikers and horseback riders would also increase 50 percent from $10 to$15. But, the entrance fee for motorcyclists would increase 150 percent, from $10 to $25.

Click here, fill out the form at the bottom of the page and click the red submit button to send comments to the NPS asking them not to raise entrance fees for motorcyclists at a faster rate than other visitors.

You can view the NPS’ media release about the fee increase here.

The AMA believes singling out motorcyclists for a disproportionate entrance fee increase is unfair and discriminatory. Instead, we believe that, if the NPS plans to raise entrance fees, the increase for motorcyclists should be no more than 50 percent – in line with the other fee increases.

The American Motorcyclist Association has submitted comments to Yosemite, which you can view here

The public is also invited to an open house in the Yosemite Valley Auditorium, located behind the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, on Wednesday, November 12, from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Once again, please let the NPS know that you do not support the proposed fee increase for motorcyclists by clicking here, filling in the form at the bottom of the page and clicking the “submit” button.
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Old Today, 05:48 PM   #2
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I signed it,if anything bikes should be less to get in.
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Old Today, 08:24 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by slowerthanu View Post
I signed it,if anything bikes should be less to get in.
+1 and it only took me 2 minutes.

one more, if you haven't joined AMA, please do.
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Old Today, 08:26 PM   #4
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What about when you buy an annual inter agency pass?
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Old Today, 08:56 PM   #5
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Clearly the NPS' motive is to try to discourage motorcyclists from visiting the park by instituting an unfair fee structure.

I suspect the parks management has received more than one complaint from Joe Public about the noise of "those damned motorcycles" with their loud exhaust pipes thundering off the canyon walls and ruining the serene calm of the Yosemite Valley experience. After all, all motorcycles are the same, right?

I'm sure they'd like to ban motorcycles from the Valley all together, but can you imagine the outcry they'd get from the attorneys and accountants by week-day, rebels-without-a-clue by weekend.
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