Fact: it is illegal to ride your bike on the sidewalk here.
Fact: people have been issued tickets for this offense.
Fact: it is illegal here for a cyclist not to stop at a stop sign or red light.
Fact: the other day I was riding home from work and saw a police officer directing traffic up ahead at a light that I usually run. So I opted to pause and wait for it to change. However, a young woman riding her bike on the sidewalk in the same direction that I was riding reached the intersection and was waved through it by the cop!
Not only did the cop see her riding on the sidewalk and did nothing about it, but she also waved her through a red light!
What is the point of these so-called laws then when they are not enforced and, in fact, violation of them is even encouraged by law enforcement officers?
Fact: Idaho has a law on the books that says a cyclist is permitted to roll through a red light or stop sign provided the intersection is clear.
This great animated video explains how the Idaho rolling stop law works.