I've included only part of it here. If you were upset about it last week, you should read the whole thing.
While many WABA members have been supportive and signed, others have responded with strong counter-arguments focused on the idea that if the laws regulating our roadways fail to adequately account for or protect cyclists, we should not resolve to follow them.
And that’s absolutely fine.
Nothing in being a WABA member ties anyone to a particular strategy for improving the laws regulating cyclists. But as an organization, we do have a choice to make. We hear time and time again the perception that WABA should be doing more to ensure that cyclists follow laws and ride safely. And currently, that perception of cyclists as scofflaws presents a barrier to the sort of political action that could successfully improve the safety of cyclists in the area.
Fundamentally, our goal is to change those improper laws and achieve those safety improvements, and to take the necessary steps to do so. I do believe that cyclists should ride responsibly, and I disagree with anyone who says that resolving to do so implies an apology for cycling or a backing away from that core goal.
Bottom line: The scofflaw perception is getting in the way of needed changes, and we need some mechanism to combat it. This pledge is meant to do that in order to set the stage for the next round of advocacy. With a new year, new leadership in several local jurisdictions, and a growing number of cyclists in the area, this pledge is meant to help us address the scofflaw issue and move past it to real advocacy on behalf of our members and the community of cyclists.
Casey Anderson's comment on that post should be read as well.