DCB wrote:It sounds like you're arguing that we need stop signs to slow down bicyclists for their own safety. Because 20mph is too dangerous? Sorry, but that sounds silly.
Out in the country you're on your own. On E Wash you can go as fast as the cars, at least. But on a messed up bike-unfriendly street like that stretch of E Johnson, I think slowing down is warranted. The bike lane, where it hasn't been torn up, is located stupidly and is too narrow, there are too many parked cars, and there's nowhere to swerve if you need to evade something. Stopping where marked would be a good idea because it does slow people down -- that's the point.
I have no idea how a law could be written to apply just to certain streets though. Maybe the signage could be more specific.
For the ones that don't care - the legislation probably wouldn't change their behavior much.