Search This Blog


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bicyclists- Should They Stop Or Yield At Stop Signals?

The debate is on once again over at the Spokesman-Review's 'Huckleberries' blog; whether bicyclists in Idaho should stop at stop signs and signals. Currently, they're only required to 'yield' at them, but a lot of people think this is unsafe and not responsible. Either join the debate here or just let us know how you feel about it.


Holly said...

Well... As a motorist, it seems obvious to make bicyclists stop. But hop on a bike and it's a whole different world. Your visibility is so much greater on a bike, and your approach to an intersection takes a lot longer (you're going slower, :)) giving you a more slow-mo, "I can really see what's going on," approach. Because it takes SO much effort to get going again and the fact that bicyclists would prefer to ride on less busy streets (with more stop signs,) I say, people, before deciding, take a few weeks and ride then offer an informed opinion.

Oregon, who has waaaaay more hard core riders is considering adopting Idaho's yield law and it is considered a world class cycling city. That says a lot.

KMPO Staff said...

Hmmm... interesting. I hadn't heard that Oregon is considering adopting the yield law. I'll have to look into that. Thanks!