Good piece in Slate about whether bikers should obey traffic laws designed for cars.
The article is titled "Stop Means Stop - How do we get bikers to obey traffic laws?" By Christopher Beam. This is important issue not only to make peace between bikers and drivers but it is a matter of life and death (or injury as seen in a recent Madison downtown accident- still looking for link).
I rode my bike in today for the first time in a while. I like this intro because I did the same thing: "Heading home from work yesterday, I ran five red lights and three stop signs, went the wrong way down a one-way street, and took a left across two lanes of oncoming traffic. My excuse: I was on a bike. "
The article asks the question, should we change "car-centric laws that don't make sense for bikes, like the rule that says you need to come to a complete stop at a stop sign"?