A city councilman from Brooklyn wants to change the rules to make it easier for cyclists to get around.

Councilman Antonio Reynoso is calling on state lawmakers to implement the so-called "Idaho Stop".

That would allow cyclists to yield at stop signs and go through red lights when it's safe.

Critics say this resolution goes against Mayor Bill de Blasio's "Vision Zero" initiative to reduce traffic-related deaths.

But Reynoso argues it will actually help City Hall's goal to double the number of cyclists here in the city by 2020.

Similar proposals are being considered in San Francisco and Washington.