Bike lanes get a lot of opposition. Are there *any* sets of criteria (that bike lanes could meet) that would satisfy? Are there any that would satisfy VC people? Or others? Or you?
Are there good bike lanes?
If so, what do they look like?
(Or if none exist, but could, then what would they look like?)
Would it be satisfactory if other criteria were met (in addition to good bike lane design)? -- such as increased levels of cyclist-education and skill development; maintenance or improvement of rights for roadway use by cyclists; accompanying laws that would make a difference? Certain policies? Anything?
A variety of results and effects have accompanied the creation of more bike lanes. Are any of the effects seen anywhere good effects?
Have actual surveys been done in Portland (or other cities) to determine some of the actual (rather than speculated or imagined) effects and their extents?
Maybe there are some people here on this forum who can comment on some of this -- how bike lanes have affected their riding and their communities, etc., and how they perceive and feel about them, what messages they send to the public, or to you as part of the public....