A state law that went into effect on Tuesday requires three feet between passing vehicles and bicyclists—except when that means crossing a double yellow line, in which case other guidelines apply. (Cyclists, like drivers, must still pull off roads when five or more vehicles are piled up behind.) David Briggs
Becca Ruiz, a 20-year-old Texan who cycled through West Marin with a dog in tow on her way to Point Arena on Tuesday, often feels trepidation on the road. “People try to squeeze by me, and it scares the crap outta me,” she said. It’s one of the reasons a state law took effect this week that re

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