If we want roads to be safer for all (interesting historical note: paved roads were initially designed for cyclists), we should put aside prejudices and personal opinions and look at facts. The vast majority of recreational cyclists obey the rules of the road. The most egregious offenders are city commuters, which is another topic and not relevant here. Yes, there are unfortunate exceptions, but the exception does not prove the opinion. After all, the number of automobile drivers violating the rules of the road is statistically much greater, and the accident rates and fatalities prove this.
When it comes to stopping at stop signs, the law does state that cyclists must come to a full stop. But, in the interest of their own safety, a full stop is not always ideal. Cyclists have much more situational awareness. They can see much more of the road since there is no vehicle parts obstructing vision, and they can hear oncoming traffic, so they are in a much better position to "roll through" a stop on a rural road or quiet street. As for stop lights, the law allows them to run a red if two minutes has passed with no signal change so long as crossing is deemed safe since they don't have the ability to trip the signal.
Most cyclists obey the laws. In the case of treating stop signs as a yield, yes that is technically disobeying the rules, but in most cases, it is done for reasons of safety and sensibility. And let's be honest, cars do the same rolling stop in numbers far greater than cyclists. Pot, meet kettle.
Let's have this discussion, but let's do so with proper facts and reason. We should be welcoming to visitors who want to enjoy the open air of our county and spend their dollars here. "Share the road" and "obey the law" signage would go a long way to reminding ALL users of our roads of their responsibilities. https://wapo.st/2vGxBIn