Idaho Stop

Two and a half decades after passing one of the most sought out regulations by cyclists, Idaho is no longer the only state in the country that allows them to yield at stop signs. 

Myleen Hollero / San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

People in San Francisco have been talking about Idaho a lot these days. Specifically, the city of almost one million residents has been debating whether the "Idaho stop" should be adopted. That’s the shorthand given to the 1982 law that says people riding bikes can treat a stop sign like a yield sign, and a red light as a stop sign.