Thursday, May 22, 2014

On Changing Road Rules for Cyclists

I recently joined Yammer at Penn State ( and saw a post linking to this article about why it makes sense to change some road rules for cyclists.  As a rule, I stop at stop signs now unless 1) I'm in an empty parking lot, 2) I'm on campus AND there are no cars/pedestrians at the intersection, or 3) I'm riding my fixed gear and it's safe to do roll slowly (otherwise, I track stand).  As for #3, I still slow to an almost-stop.

If the law were changed, I would definitely like to treat stop signs like yield signs.
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