Paris France, rhymes with pants, in a move designed to reduce accidents, allows bicyclist to go through red lights when clear. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html Pretty smart. This is what we do already, the man should not fight it.
Of course, pedestrians have the fundamental right of way; peds always get the go. Even when they are doing it all wrong, bicyclers naturally try to avoid hitting them. Pedestrians DO have a responsibility to keep all traffic flows unimpeded; but really, they could be walking around tripping on mushrooms, and should remain unmolested. [more...]