Fort Collins Stop-As-Yield
Fort Collins, Colorado is currently debating implementing the “Idaho Stop Law” as it’s called where bike riders may treat stop signs as yield signs when the intersection is completely clear of traffic. Read about the push for the stop-as-yield policy in the Coloradoan in this August 2013 article, outlining the for and against sides of the Fort Collins arguement. At least one columnist isn’t in favor of the porposed change in law, reportedly because she is more fearful of cyclists than cars on her commute to work, a definite leap in logic given the numbers of riders injured or killed by cars as compared to fellow cyclists. That said, there are two sides to the stop-as-yield policy and it’s worth following along to see how it plays out, especially for advocates that hope to implement (or prevent) stop-as-yield policies in their locale.
Learn more about the 1982 Idaho Stop Law in Urban Velo #17, Pulling Out The Stops.