1. Exquisite Tweets from @timoni, @joshualane, @ljharb, @k, @realpdm, @jina

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    'French lawmakers recently issued a decree allowing cyclists in some cities to disregard red lights at certain intersections'. Awesome.

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    timoni

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    Related: Why Cyclists Blow Through Stop Signs treehugger.com/bikes/why-cycl… For my designy friends: we're dealing with bad UX.

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    timoni

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  2. @timoni Awesome as in sarcastic awesome, or for real awesome?

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    joshualane

    Josh Lane

  3. @timoni i'm not sure I buy that stop signs are just for controlling speed. Crosswalks are put there, & the signs give peds a chance to cross

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    ljharb

    Jordan Harband

  4. @joshualane @timoni As both a cyclist and a driver, I'm not sure which awesome it is, either. Mixed rules make things more complex.

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    k

    Kevin Cheng (kev/null)

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  6. @k @timoni As a pedestrian, I hate mixed rules, too. I've been nearly run over by cyclists more than cars at crosswalks.

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    joshualane

    Josh Lane

  7. @joshualane @k When you say 'nearly run over' do you genuinely mean 'run over', or do you mean 'a cyclist biked past and startled me'?

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    timoni

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    @k @joshualane Did you guys check out the articles yet? Bikes already obey the spirit of the law (e.g., low speeds, only going when clear).

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    timoni

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    @joshualane For real awesome. After biking around the city for 3 years, it's clear that bikers need a separate set of signs & laws.

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    timoni

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    @joshualane @k (I say this as someone who can count on two fingers the number of times I've been genuinely startled & almost hit a ped.)

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    timoni

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  9. @JHodsdon @timoni @k The cyclist likely sees me crossing and decides "I'll go around them", but that doesn't make me feel safe.

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    joshualane

    Josh Lane

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  11. @JHodsdon @timoni @k To me, crossing the street means I don't have to worry about things coming at me from the side.

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    joshualane

    Josh Lane

  12. @JHodsdon @joshualane @k Yup agreed. I actually whistle a lot, on purpose. Then walkers usually notice me & aren't startled/angry.

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    timoni

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  13. @timoni @JHodsdon @k To me it's not about being startled or angry, but an expectation that nothing is crossing the other direction.

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    joshualane

    Josh Lane

  14. @joshualane @JHodsdon @k To you and every pedestrian, my friend. Nobody looks left, ever. So much trust!

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    timoni

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  15. @JHodsdon @timoni @joshualane The exception (and once when I almost did hit someone) is when they're running across to make the countdown.

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    k

    Kevin Cheng (kev/null)

  16. @k @JHodsdon @joshualane Mine was on the other side: both times peds jumped the walk sign as I was cruising through a yellow.

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    timoni

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  18. @timoni @joshualane a cyclist was an inch from hitting me b/c he was zooming through out of nowhere when my walk sign was on. Super scary.

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    jina

    designer who codes & no-codes

  19. @jina @joshualane Was it at night? He should've seen you, of course. That's odd.

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    timoni

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    timoni

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  20. @jina @timoni Those situations make me feel like a special rule letting cyclists skip stop signs is, basically, rewarding bad behavior.

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    joshualane

    Josh Lane

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  22. @timoni @joshualane It was during the day. You might be careful, but not all are.

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    jina

    designer who codes & no-codes

  23. @joshualane @jina Even after reading the articles? They give a pretty compelling case.

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    timoni

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    @jina @joshualane Now I'm trying to figure out the scenario...were they turning a corner? (Otherwise I'm assuming you'd see them, too.)

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    timoni

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  24. @timoni @joshualane they were zooming past a red-light and I was already halfway across the street when they plowed through.

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    jina

    designer who codes & no-codes

  25. @timoni @jina I stop at a stop sign, look left, see the cyclist a little down the street. I have the right of way, begin walking. cont...

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    joshualane

    Josh Lane

    @timoni @jina ...they were going to pass behind me (counting on my continued movement), but because I stopped, they almost run me over.

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    joshualane

    Josh Lane

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  27. @timoni @jina For both parties I'm sure! I'm relying on them behaving a certain way (stop sign) and vice versa (continued walking).

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    joshualane

    Josh Lane