Newsom Vetoes Bill on Cyclists and Stop Signs

Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill involving cyclists at a stop sign intersection. The Bicycle Safety Stop Bill approved in the legislature would’ve allowed cyclists to slow down and roll through a stop sign intersection when there is no other traffic. Supporters, including the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition and California Bicycle Coalition, argued similar bills in other states have seen decreases in bicycle involved accidents. However, Governor Newsom vetoed the bill saying he feared it would have the opposite effect, especially with children. Newsom also vetoed the Pedestrian Access Bill which would have decriminalized jaywalking – again citing safety concerns.