In San Francisco, the Wiggle is a route from Market Street to Golden Gate Park. In response to a comment by a SFPD captain vowing a crackdown on cyclists running stop signs, cyclists plan to protest.
The bike coalition opposes the crackdown because it wants police to follow the city’s Vision Zero guidelines of prioritizing enforcement of the five behaviors most likely to cause traffic collisions in San Francisco, all of which involve cars and drivers: failure to yield to pedestrians, speeding, running red lights, ignoring stop signs and violating turn restrictions.
How will they protest?
At 5:30 p.m., scores of bike riders plan to gather at Waller and Steiner streets and pedal the Wiggle, coming to a full and complete stop — bike stopped, at least one foot on the pavement — at every stop sign and red light. Protest organizers are predicting gridlock.
Update: The results:
While traffic elsewhere along the Wiggle seemed to be flowing freely, Steiner Street between Waller and Duboce came to a virtual standstill.
Frustrated drivers tried to dodge the backup by driving in the wrong lane and had loud boos rained down upon them from the gaggle of cyclists.
at one point, a police cruiser rolled past the slow-moving protest, saying over the loud speaker “Thank you for obeying the law,” eliciting loud cheers from the crowd.
At least 100 cyclists lined up single file along The Wiggle now. pic.twitter.com/6S2eDjni5B— Kale Williams (@sfkale) July 30, 2015