Reconciling bicycles and traffic laws
Christopher Beam has an interesting article in Slate Magazine on bicycling and traffic laws. He takes a while getting to the point, but comes down in a place where I can agree with him.
His proposal to adopt the "Idaho stop" -- under which bicyclists can treat a stop sign as a yield sign -- makes sense to me. The argument that the role of momentum is different for a bicycle and a motor vehicle rings true. (I wouldn't extend that logic to stoplights because they're generally deployed at higher-speed, higher-volume intersections.)
So does his proposal that police crack down on more dangerous two-wheel misbehavior such as riding the wrong way on one-way streets. This particular assault on traffic laws is an epidemic in Baltimore.