Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on February 8th, 2007 at 8:50 am
There’s a notable addition to the BTA’s 2007 Legislation page.
In a section titled “Other Bicycle Bills” (meaning ones they’re not working on themselves) is a mention of a local effort — which I reported on a month ago — to consider changing how bicycles treat stop signs.
From the BTA website:
“Roll and Go at Stop Signs
A bill to permit cyclists to roll and go at stop signs may be introduced in 2007. In 2003 HB 2768 passed the House, it would have permitted cyclists to proceed “without stopping if the person slows the bicycle to a safe speed” at stop signs.
BTA Supports this concept and would have to Review a Proposed Law Change”
I hope the concept moves forward because new ideas about how bicycles are allowed to treat stop signs is something that deserves more debate and consideration.
But when/if it does, I expect it to be a major political and PR risk for whoever supports it. That being said, I’m glad to see the BTA step up and give it even this small bit of support.