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Old 11-12-10, 10:49 AM   #1
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Portland - Stop sign regs

An owner of a local LBS here in Michigan told me he was told Portland had ruled that "rolling stops" were legal for cyclists. Is that true? What effect has it had or has it just been discussed and rumored?
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Wrong. Not legal, though many cyclists do it.
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Nope, that's in Idaho
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There was a video posted here a while back that was a production involving the Portland Police. They said they consider many factors before deciding to cite a cyclist for rolling a stop. They seemed to imply that slowing down and rolling through in a safe manner would not get a citation. Of course, that was just the opinion of those cops involved with the video, so any cop can still cite any cyclist for rolling the stop.
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Well it seems the same everywhere. Does Idaho really have language about it on the books? I'm not sure I would want to see that. I would trust myself and most responsible adults to slow down and proceed when it's safe (after all that's what cars do also), but I'm sure how comfortable I would be with telling a 14 or 15 year old that he could "ignore" stop signs.
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