Bikes and stop signs are definitely not like peanut butter and chocolate. That's why San Francisco is considering allowing cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs, a practice commonly known as the "Idaho stop," because the Gem State has allowed such a move for decades.
San Francisco will become the largest city in the United States to pass a stop-as-yield law. Idaho and a few Colorado counties are the only places in the United States that permit the rolling stop, commonly called the “Idaho stop” because of its legality there since 1982. Paris adopted a similar law this summer. The move comes after years of tense relations between cyclists and drivers. Huh. I've never heard of such a thing. Here in the Inland Northwest we get along splendidly. More from Nick Deshais/Getting There blog here.
Question: Did you know that Idaho bicyclists are allowed to treat stop signs as yield signs? As a bicyclist, I appreciate that Idaho allows this. How about you?