Industrialized Cyclist Notepad

Colorado court bans Black Hawk bike ban
February 4, 2013, 16:42
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The court ruled Monday the town can pass traffic regulations, but said they must comply with state laws that require any municipal bike prohibition provide an available alternate path within 450 feet.

via Colorado court rules against Black Hawk, saying bicycles are a state interest – The Denver Post.

Le Idaho Stop

France gets all reasonable about bicycles and red lights.

The newly relaxed rules of the road for cyclists is now being tested across 15 intersections in Paris, though with it bike-commuters aren’t given full liberty to blow through crossing points unreasonably. Law will continue to require that cyclists yield to pedestrians and opposing traffic, though that’s quite likely consistant with the standards of etiquette and personal safety most cyclists abide to anyways.

via France Grants Cyclists the Right to Run Red Lights : TreeHugger.

Maybe now American advocacy groups will get behind the idea. They haven’t in the past. But they seem to love anything remotely Euro-flavored, so it wouldn’t surprise me if this caused a noticeable uptick in Idaho Stop-related chatter around here.