There's a petition going around the leg shaving community these days. The call is for a Vermont state law that would guarantee a 3-foot buffer for bicyclists.
While I totally understand where this is coming from, I don't agree with it. Bikes shouldn't have a pad. They shouldn't be a special exception to the rule of the road.
Instead, they should get the full right lane. They do in California.
LINK: KQED 'bikes vs. cars'
(Thanks to the Thought Kitchen for the video link)