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Should California Adopt Idaho’s “Stop as Yield” Bike Law?

Or perhaps what we all need is just to practice tolerance, as Marin County Bicycle Coalition Advocacy Director Andy Peri told the Fairfax Town Council Sept. 5.

 

Some insightful and thoughtful dialogue has come from our recent update on the Fairfax Police’s recent crackdown on cyclists running stop signs.

This summer, a few commenters, including transportation blogger David Edmondson, route: {:controller=>"users", :action=>"show", :id=>"david-edmondson"} -->, suggested California adopt Idaho’s “Stop as Yield” bike law.   had to say on the article

Sierra Salin September 21, 2012 at 05:13 AM
Humans, we ARE whats cooking! I ride where I ride, and I'll generally smile and say hi, on the road, or the sidewalks. Car, bike, or pedestrian, it matters not. We are all fool of it. Relax. Not everything can be controlled or stuffed into a box, and not everyone is a jerk. The only rules which matter in the end, are the laws of nature, most everything else are varying degrees and constructs for the convenience of humans which may or may not have much to do with "reality," "realty," or "justice." Be aware of who and what is around, and act accordingly.
Nick Sklias September 21, 2012 at 07:55 PM
From Maryland, Happy international day of peace! May we all learn how to hash it out, without lashing out!
Matthew Brasler September 27, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Take a look and consider a perspective from both the car's and the bike's point of view. http://commuteorlando.com/wordpress/animations/lane-control/
Darren Overby September 27, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Thanks for that Matthew. The animation really does illustrate what's it's like out there for bicyclists and why state law supports cyclists making full use of the lane. When I'm driving, my opinion is the more natural the form of transportation the more right of way they have. The order is crawlers (i.e. babies), walkers, roller skates, unicycles, bicycles, then cars, then SUV's.
Steve B May 01, 2013 at 04:19 AM
Yup.

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