A3986 / S2643 – “Idaho Stop”

Advocacy Alert: Idaho Stop + 3-Foot Safe Passing

A3986 / S2643 (“Idaho Stop”) allows cyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign, and a red light as a stop sign.

Idaho Stop YouTube


NYS Senators (10) May, Jackson, Brouk, Gianaris, Hinchey, Ramos, Liu, Cooney, Harkham, Sepúlveda

NYS Assembly Members (15)  Fahy, Simon, Gallagher, Epstein, Carroll, Jackson, Hunter, Mitaynes, McMahon, Davila, González-Rojas, Burdick, Kelles, Simone, L. Rosenthal

NYC Council Members (7) Restler, Narcisse, Won, Krishnan, Brewer, Riley, Richardson Jordan – see Reso 0590-2023

Organizations in Support (51)

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Albany Bicycle CoalitionBicycle HabitatBike New YorkBike PlantBike Tarrytown, BiketogaBrooklyn Borough President Antonio ReynosoCentury Road Club AssociationCiclistas Latinoamericanos de New YorkColored Girls Bike Too (Buffalo)Complete GeorgeEast Side Bike ClubFive Boro Bike ClubFortress BikesFredonia CyclingGet Women CyclingGObike BuffaloGotham Bicycle ToursHuntington Bicycle ClubI Challenge MyselfKid’s Ride ClubLeague of American BicyclistsLong Island Bicycle ClubLong Island RandonneursLong Island StreetsMajor Taylor-Iron RidersMassapequa Park Bicycle ClubMohawk Valley Bicycling ClubNew York Bicycling CoalitionNew York Cycle ClubNew York State Bicycle Racing AssociationNYC VeloOutCyclingOpen PlansParks & Trails New YorkQNS Social RideReconnect RochesterRedbeard BikesReddy BikeshareRide BrooklynRochester Bicycling ClubSlow Roll BuffaloSouthern Tier Bicycle ClubSpokes and ShieldsStaten Island Bicycle AssociationStony Brookside Bed and Bike InnStreetsPACTeam Red White & BlueTri-State Transportation Campaign,Town of New Paltz,  Virtuous BicycleWestchester Cycle Club

For further info, see talking points, academic studies and draft resolution, Wikipedia page and videos of how it works.  Also and the 2022 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study which found that “bicycle stop-as-yield laws enhanced cyclist safety in states where they were evaluated.”

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En Español

Parada de Idaho – Wikipedia, Alerta de Apoyo a la Propuesta y video por Cyclistas Latinamericanos de NY