Stop signs don't work for bicycling

Riding my bicycle home not long ago, I encountered a police officer videotaping bicyclists at Ladd Circle, on one of Portland’s most popular bikeways. More than 4,000 cyclists a day circumnavigate the large, landscaped roundabout — the salient feature of the historic Ladd’s Addition neighborhood.

A couple times a year, neighbors complain about cyclists rolling through the stop signs. Police then hand out a couple dozen $242 tickets and go back to ignoring the situation. Once again, someone had complained...

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