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Idaho stop law for cyclists

There seems to be some misperceptions about the “Idaho Stop” law for cyclist — namely, many people think that this law allows cyclists to blow through controlled intersections without looking. Idaho Statutes Title 49 is the motor vehicle code. Chapter 7 deals with pedestrians and bicycles; section 720 regulates stopping and is where Idaho permits read more »

Idaho rolling stop animation

Spencer Boomhower of Portland, OR created this very nice video to illustrate how the “Idaho Stop” law would work in Oregon. Legislators in that state are considering a bill to allow cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs. Courtesy of Bike Portland.

Crazy urban cyclists sell soft drinks in Japan

Stunt cyclists in San Francisco in a Japanese soft drink commercial for Kirin Beverage’s Millenium METs soda. METs is a grapefruit flavored beverage. I’ll need to run to my local Japanese supermarket and see if they carry it. Urban Velo. Urban Velo and Streetsblog also mentioned this old news about the proposed “Idaho stop law” read more »

California to consider Idaho stop law?

The San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) bicycle advisory committee (BAC) will consider a proposal for changing California law to allow bicyclists to treat stop signs as yields and red lights as stops. If the BAC likes the idea, they will forward the proposal on to the MTC which can eventually forward their read more »

Thursday bicycle news

Tooting my own horn: I was the Good Samaritan. Do a good turn daily. “Waiting” by Pieter Musterd, CC license. 30 speeds on a bike are confusing to the neophyte, so Taiwanese researchers created a computer optimized gear change notifier for derailleur equipped bicycles. The device tells the cyclist how to shift for their speed read more »

Bicycles in the news

MAKE looks at the amazing Monkey Electric LED lights. Use the coupon code “BIKECULT” for 25% off when you order these from Monkey Electric. I got a set and they are very colorful and amazingly bright, even during the day in the shade or overcast conditions. The San Francisco Bay Guardian published several bicycling stories read more »