Monday, July 27, 2015

Wigg Party Plans "Wiggle Stop-In" to do What Most Vehicles Cannot: Obey All Traffic Laws

These vehicles are bound to the same traffic laws, for, you know, "safety".
Despite the study that suggests bicyclists and motorists ignore traffic laws at the same rate, the Wigg Party wants to gather a large group of bikers on Wednesday for a "Wiggle Stop-In".  The party plans to ride back and forth on the Wiggle/Lower Haight and accomplish what most people driving vehicles largely cannot, obey all traffic laws.

The Wigg Party wrote on their Facebook event page,“We want to make the point that, in fact, requiring cyclists to come to full stops at every stop sign is a really terrible idea for everyone on the road.”  They intend to prove a point that bikers do what is in their best interest as well as the interest of moving traffic.  By riding their bikes single file, coming to a complete stop any time a pedestrian has stepped one foot into the crosswalk, they believe they'll show the absurdity of the law and jam up traffic.  This will undoubtedly anger motorists who value their time and sometimes follow the laws themselves.

The Wigg Party also plans to avoid other vehicle behavior:
  • Scream honking noises when a biker in front of them does something they object to.
  • Leave their bike in a bus lane or middle of the street while they stop into a cafe for a coffee.
  • State that pedestrians deserve to be struck if they're not in the crosswalk.
  • Demand the city provide 153 square feet of on-street space for each bicycle.
  • Demand that bike lanes are engineered as a priority on every street throughout San Francisco. 
  • Block crosswalks/intersections to shave a few seconds off a commute.
  • Flaunt the speed limit.
Wigg Party wont ask to "Get rid of those other racks and GIVE US OUR GOD-GIVEN SPACE!!!
image found here.
Bikers obeying traffic laws that were meticulously thought out for both high velocity, 2-ton vehicles as well as 15 pound non-motorized vehicles, is sure to please the SFPD Park Station Police Department, which has begun complaint driven cracking down on "reckless" cyclists.

The event is set to take place Wednesday, July 29th, from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.  The bicycle inflicted injury and death count is expected to plummet from "extremely rare", to,"extremely rare".  


  1. Thank you, Mr. Gunderson, for covering this important issue. I certainly hope that the SFPD is successful in their crackdown on scofflaw bicyclists. They're so entitled and self centered! Over the past few years it's become harder for me to roll through stop signs or run red lights since there are so many more bicyclists on the street, blocking my way. Something has to change!!

    1. You poor thing :( Stay strong, anonymous, stay strong.