Aspen to Legalize Commonsense CyclingBy Steve Casimiro on February 8th, 2013
Pull up to a stop sign in your car and if no other car’s at the intersection do you come to a complete, hard stop? Nope. Even though it’s not legal, the “rolling stop” is the norm. And in Idaho, on a bicycle, a rolling stop is actually the law. 30 years ago Spudville passed a yield-as-stop-law, citing common sense: on a bicycle momentum is hard-won, and stopping at a sign when a bike has the right of way, or when there aren’t any cars to pose a danger, is just plain silly. Now Aspen is considering the same statute as town leaders look for easy ways to encourage cycling. Naturally, as is the case in Idaho, a cyclist who doesn’t have the right of way will stop, just like always. And, yes: Why isn’t this the law everywhere? Via Aspen Times.
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