In Richmond (the Fan in particular), the streets favored by cyclists generally have a plethora of All-way-stop signs to which the majority (perhaps after a yield) zoom through. I am quite guilty of not stopping at many, and I was wondering ya'll's thoughts on the matter. (I searched the forum for similar threads but to no avail)
Other than expecting car drivers to recognize the stops (which many do not, sadly, especially commuters to VCU), what are the inherent risks here? Is it wrong to recognize stop signs on an extremely undertravelled grouping of roads as more than a request to yield to a faster moving/larger vehicle?
Also, it is VA law that we have to stick our wheels as far to the right as possible, most times much into the door-zone.