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Saturday, February 21, 2009

STOPish



Bicyclists Hope "News Cycle" Buries Stop Sign Controversy
POSTED BY MATT DAVIS ON THU, FEB 19, 2009 AT 3:35 PM
"We were hoping to do some advance media on this in December," says Karl Rohde, public affairs director for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, "but we kept getting buried in the news cycle, whether it was by snow storms, scandals, or budget cuts. Nobody in the media cares about us right now."

Or perhaps that's what he's hoping...because a lack of controversy around the idea would certainly make its passage into law a lot easier.

Rohde was speaking at a brown bag lunch today about Oregon's proposed Idaho Stop Sign Law, which is currently making its way through the house of representatives. If all goes according to plan the law, which would allow bicyclists to treat stop signs like yield signs, could be in effect, Oregon-wide, by January 2010.

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