Idaho Stop

People on bikes in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

D.C. Moves Forward With Idaho Stop Plan

A proposal to outlaw right turns on red and legalize the so-called Idaho Stop for bikes and scooters is aimed at improving road safety and limiting dangerous interactions between cyclists and drivers.

September 21, 2022 - Washingtonian

"No turn on red" sign

D.C. Could Legalize ‘Idaho Stop,’ Ban Right Turns on Red

Proposed legislation would allow cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs and eliminate right turns on red in an effort to reduce cyclist and pedestrian fatalities.

August 2, 2022 - The Washington Post


‘Idaho Stop’ Now Legal in Colorado

Colorado is the latest state to make it legal for people on bikes to treat stop signs like yield signs when no cars are in the intersection.

April 15, 2022 - Bicycle Colorado

A sign reading "Is Denver Bike Friendly?" is pictured with no background.

Colorado Legislature Approves 'Idaho Stop' Bill

Pending Gov. Polis's signature on a bill approved recently by the Colorado State Legislature, Colorado will become the latest state to allow people on bikes to yield at stop signs.

March 27, 2022 - Colorado Politics

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

Traffic Light

New Ohio Law Allows Drivers to Run Red Lights

The new law couldn't reasonably be described as an "Idaho Stop" for cars, but it's still worth questioning the wisdom of opening a traffic safety grey area.

January 10, 2017 - NBC 24


Study Supports 'Idaho Stop' for Cyclists

"The Idaho Stop,'"which describes bike riders treating stop signs as yield signs, got more support from a recent study by DePaul University.

December 21, 2016 - Chi.Streetsblog

Idaho Stop—Meet the California Stop

Similar to a local proposal by San Francisco cyclists to reduce priority for for ticketing cyclists for rolling through stop signs, a state senator hopes to do with state legislation for motorists making "California Stops" at red lights.

January 17, 2016 - San Mateo Daily Journal

Debating the Idaho Stop in the Nation's Capital

Rhetoric from both sides of the issue is on display as Washington, D.C. considers a new law allowing bike riders to treat stop signs as yield signs.

December 10, 2015 - Greater Greater Washington

Bike Cop

As San Francisco Debates Idaho Stop, Gov. Brown Gives All Cyclists a Break

Regardless of how San Francisco's proposed Bike Yield Law fares, all California cyclists who are ticketed for not stopping at stop signs may have the option to pay a reduced fine if they opt to attend bike school thanks to a new law signed Sept. 21.

September 28, 2015 - Streetsblog LA

San Francisco Bikers Score a Point for the Idaho Stop

Last week, along a popular San Francisco bike route, a group of protestors took to their bikes to advocate for new laws, such as the Idaho Stop, that make it easier to bike in the city.

August 4, 2015 - SF Weekly

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