Its understandable that traffic laws need to apply to cyclists, but the issue is that what works and is *safe* for a cyclist is not always the same thing for a motorist. You can't say a standing stop is running a light, because the ability to safely stop from a standing stop on a bike has no equivalent in a car. Similarly, if you're going to have bike lanes, they *really* ought to hold priority over cars at a stop. I.E.: two cars approach a 4-way stop from perpendicular directions, and one cyclist approaches + stops at the same time as one of the cars. The cyclist, if in a bike lane, should get priority to cross the intersection before the cars.