Comment 6925

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted June 12, 2007 at 12:19:00

The best argument in my mind for changing the laws at intersections for bicycles is that it would absolutely increase CONSISTENCY. Right now, the problem is that some cyclists stop, some yield, some blindly charge through, some ride onto the sidewalk, some go against traffic to avoid a light, etc.

If the laws are changed in such a way that safety is encouraged through creating a path-of-least-resistance for bikes (i.e. by giving cyclists the right of way whenever safety dictates), more cyclists will follow the laws and drivers will be able to better predict how riders will act.

Of course there will always be moron cyclists the same as there are moron drivers, but we need to design for the majority of users, and deal with the fringe cases separately.

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