Biking, running, or even walking in the town of Hull, Wisc., without official government permission could soon become an “illegal” offense. The Stevens Point Journal reports that a public safety committee in Hull is working towards mandating that all non-automobile travelers who plan to use public roadways or streets in Hull first register their “travel plans” with town officials before being allowed to use them.

The highly restrictive proposal, which many are rightly dubbing an illegal and unconstitutional violation of individual liberty, is a response to supposed accidents and other road safety issues that are allegedly on the rise as a result of increased road usage by bikers, runners, and pedestrians. However, records show that, since 2008, there has not been a single accident in Hull that involved a biker or pedestrian.

Wisconsin town seeks to ban unregistered bicycles, pedestrians from using public roads, 12/24/11

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