A proposed $8 billion transportation spending package in Oregon could include a tax on the sale of bicycles. It's a funding idea that's often talked about but has rarely been implemented nationwide.
Brad Welch works as an IT manager in Eugene. He's been commuting to work by bicycle for more than 30 years, rain or shine.
"It's a way to wake you up in the morning, and kind of wind down after work when you leave,” said Welch. “Then when you go out recreationally, then you can enjoy the country.”