The so-called “Idaho Stop” statute, as most of my readers know by now, has been introduced again here in Arizona. My representative Daniel Patterson has joined with Matt Heinz, another legislator from Tucson, to sponsor this bill. It was introduced by Rep. Quelland, a long-time bicycle commuter from Phoenix.
The bill is tentatively set for a hearing on Thursday, although my review of the agenda just now (which is here) does not yet reflect that. Patterson said to check back frequently, as the agenda may be updated soon to reflect this hearing.
It is important that we get some attendance at this hearing so we can get this bill out of committee and get some momentum on it. Especially if you live in Phoenix, please consider attending the hearing and speaking in favor of this law that would make cycling, particularly on less-traveled residential streets, a much more viable option.