The local cycling community is generally in favor. Personally, I don't think downtown, where the speed limits are relatively low and the distances between stops relatively short is the best location for the "experiment". We have plenty of long, multilane arterials with speed limits of 45 mph that could be served well by bike lanes. (OTOH, there are frequently MUPs going in generally the same direction that people point to as the bicycle facility to use as an alternate to these roads.)
Some of the comments are "enlightened", too. "Oh, please, 'Concernced Auto Driver', tell me which roads I may or may not ride on."