This was the scene in San Francisco last week when hundreds of cyclists, inspired by a recent San Francisco PD threat to crackdown on cyclists running stop signs and “zipping past cars,” organized a protest along The Wiggle, a popular cycling route through the city. With the purpose of demonstrating the negative implications of current policies, cyclists chose to follow the law to the letter. Taking the lane in single file, each rider stopped at each stop sign, paused until they had the right of way, then safely rode though – a process that held cars back as much as ten minutes a city block.
No word yet as to the effectiveness of the demonstration as far as law enforcement, but fingers crossed they’ll adopt the Idaho plan of allowing cyclists to use stop signs as yields and red lights as stop signs. Check out the full story at SF Weekly.