Idaho Stop

Biker and driver

Jaywalking, Idaho Stop Bills Vetoed by California's Governor

Faced with the opportunity to redefine the traffic safety regime in one of the nation's most progressive states, Governor Gavin Newsom flinched.

October 11, 2021 - San Francisco Chronicle

A group of cyclists rides on a green painted bike line on the Embarcadero in Sa Francisco.

Bill Legalizing the Idaho Stop in California Waits for Governor's Signature

The Idaho Stop—allowing people on bikes to treat stop signs in empty intersections as yield signs—is gaining popularity around the country. Next (not quite) stop: California.

September 24, 2021 - San Francisco Chronicle

Yield Sign

Virginia Lawmakers Won't Let Cyclists Roll Through Stop Signs—Yet

The state legislature passed a bill calling for a study of the proposed law and its effects in other states.

February 25, 2021 - The Washington Post

People on Bikes

Starting Today: The Idaho Stop Is Legal in Washington State

A law passed in March allowing people on bikes to treat stop signs as yield signs when conditions permit takes effect today in Washington State.

September 30, 2020 - KUOW

Berkeley People on Bikes

Berkeley to Explore 'Idaho Stop' Policy for People on Bikes

Berkeley could decide to deprioritize enforcement of people on bikes who treat stop signs as yield signs when the intersection is free of traffic.

November 18, 2019 - Berkeleyside

America's Bike Capital

Idaho Stop Breezes Through the Oregon Legislature

Before the Republicans in the Oregon Senate skipped town, they managed to approve a bill that legalizes the Idaho Stop for bikers around the state. The Oregon House also approved the bill this week.

June 27, 2019 - Willamette Week


Oregon Could Be Next to Legalize the Idaho Stop

The Oregon State Legislature is moving forward with Senate Bill 998, which includes an amendment that would legalize the practice of rolling through stop signs and blinking red lights on a bike when no car traffic is present.

April 11, 2019 - OPB

Road Sign

The Idaho Stop Now Legal in Arkansas

The state of Arkansas is now the second station in the nation to completely legalize the Idaho Stop—a frequently practiced maneuver on bikes that advocates say is a key to bike safety and comfort on the streets.

April 5, 2019 - Streetsblog USA

Biking in Denver

Colorado Legislature Wants to Make it Easier to Legalize the 'Idaho Stop'

They call it a "Safety Stop" in Colorado, but it's the same idea.

April 22, 2018 - Streetsblog Denver

Bicycle traffic light in Berlin

Colorado Could Be the Next State to Legalize the Idaho Stop

Colorado is the latest state to consider allowing people on bikes to pass through intersections more freely than cars.

January 29, 2017 - The Denver Post

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