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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 »

Wikipedia says I coined “Idaho Stop”

When I attended the Silicon Valley Bicycle Summit the other week, I met local cycling legend Ray Hosler. He and I both were interested in what California Bicycle Coalition Director David Snyder said when somebody asked why CalBike doesn’t support an “Idaho Stop” law for California. You can read what Snyder had to say in read more »

Idaho stop and dead red for Oklahoma cyclists?

Oklahoma State Representative Lewis Moore (R-Edmond) and State Senator David Holt (R-OKC) authored and introduced HB 2999 on February 1, 2016, to allow cyclists in Oklahoma to treat stop signs as yields, and to treat red traffic signals as stop signs.

San Francisco Vision Zero and Stop Sign Enforcement

As part of the city’s Vision Zero policy to reduce traffic fatalities, the San Francisco Police Department say they focus their enforcement on the five violations that are most frequently cited in collisions with people walking.

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 »