NBC News story re France
NBC Nightly News just finished a segment about the new bicycle program in Paris. One thing they mentioned is that with the new encouragement of bicycling, the local government is taking steps to ensure that cyclists obey traffic laws. Police on bikes, and standing near bike lanes, hand out tickets for running red lights and for other infractions.
The program is proving quite popular, and numerous American mayors are taking notice: less pollution, less congestion, are likely benefits of success.