Mayor rejects ‘Idaho Stop,’ citing danger to pedestrians, cyclists
By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez : sfexaminer – excerpt
As soon as the bike yield law got rolling, the mayor stopped it in its tracks.
Mayor Ed Lee announced earlier this week that he would veto Supervisor John Avalos’ “Bike Yield Law,” if it were to be approved by the Board of Supervisors.
“It’s our responsibility to balance the needs of our constituents and protect the most vulnerable,” Lee wrote in a letter to the Board of Supervisors. The Bike Yield Law, he wrote, “directly endangers pedestrians and other cyclists, and I cannot allow it to become law.”
“If it is sent to my desk,” he wrote, “I will veto it.”
This has left advocates on both sides — bike and car supporters — wondering which supervisors will support Avalos’ new law… (more)