Paris to allow cyclists to ‘skip’ some red lights

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A man rides his bicycle during a protest against cars, gas emission and agressive driver in Paris, September 2014 Photo: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/GETTY

A man rides his bicycle during a protest against cars, gas emission and agressive driver in Paris, September 2014 Photo: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/GETTY

The new road rules will be rolled out from the end of July, the mayors office said, adding in a statement that the new rules will “help improve the flow of cycle traffic“.


TakeAways

If this helps improve the flow of traffic, I would like to know how. When American cyclists run red lights they were never in jeopardy of having to wait. They filter through standing traffic before entering the intersection, so it does not ever mean that were they to wait it would impede traffic.