A law requiring Cheyenne residents to license their bicycles is now a thing of the past.

The Cheyenne City Council voted 8 to 1 Monday night to remove the bicycle licensing requirement from the city code.

The 1930s law was originally created to help Cheyenne Police recover stolen bicycles, but Chief Brian Kozak says advancements in technology had rendered the law useless.

"When there were no computers it was a necessary thing, but now we have a national computer system," said Kozak. "The purpose of that law really no longer exists, so it's hard for the police department to enforce it."

Councilwoman Annette Williams voted to keep the law on the books, saying that cyclists, "Should follow the same rules of the road (as motorists) and have their bikes licensed."

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