they recently widened a stretch of road I ride on to two lanes and a sidewalk (from one lane and a shoulder). the promised 5 foot bike lane never materialized, but they did put a sign down that said "bike lane" ... next to the sidewalk. picture coming if I can somehow manage to get one, without having a camera.
what are they trying to tell us? that sounds like a straight-up ****-you gesture towards this town's rather large cycling community by our local government to me, at least that is how I interpret it.