I tell you I’m getting so tired of wading through dreck to find the occasional nuggets of information. After spending hours of wading through the Feed today, I found only 2 articles of interest to cyclists, one legislative and another from the UK. Yeah, hours reading dreck and all I have for you is a debate on treating stop signs as yields, and another article from UK media that has everything but what happened that I can use to tell you how to not end up in the same situation.
Well, getting to the stop sign article from OR first. Should bicyclists be allowed to roll past stop signs? The debate is what is called “The Idaho law” treatment on stop signs, that allow cyclists to treat stop signs as yields because of their superior visibility from the driver’s seat of the cycle, and because stop signs take a much harder toll on rider’s energy than it does for motor vehicles. A scientific study found that frequent stop signs can reduce a rider’s speed 40% at the same output or cause rider’s energy output to increase as much as 500% to maintain average speed. I wish I could find those articles but the links are no longer active to the stories that had live links on those reports.
And from the UK is that report on a cyclist that got hit. Cyclist, 66, injured in road collision And now you know as much as I do on this wreck…
Aaaaannnnnd that’s all the useful information I have from this morning. Keep an ocular pointed in this direction for more information as I get it.
Billed @$.02, Opus