brynpoeth wrote:It is just like the scrapping credit for cars, moves cash, creates work, uses resources
Why would anyone want more than one cycle?
Different cycling duties, different needs from bikes means more than one bike and generally new "bright and shiny" toy effect for big boys and girls. Add in the fact you're stiffing the state for 41% of the cost as a higher rate tax earner there's a very good reason.
I have kept all my bikes bought since I was 17 (all the ones I've paid for myself). Except for the stolen one. One is kept for sentimental reasons but needs to be made roadworthy before riding. The other gets road and off road use despite being a commuter road bike. The third is my sh recumbent that will likely cost me only maintenance costs once I decide to sell it on. Either way those bikes have probably saved more in emissions reduced than they cost to make by the time they end their lives.
If only people could say that about their cars and rampant consumerist purchases!