just wanted to put it out there.
a bicyclist can ride vehicularily on a road with a bike lane.
speed positioning of slower traffic keep right is one of the tenets of vehicular cycling; a road with a well provided bike lane can be ridden in vehicularily.
a side benefit of bike lanes is they increase road cycling and discourage sidewalk cycling. more road cyclists will increase the cognification of bicyclists.
on streets with bike lanes in my city (3rd in the nation for bike commuting, US census bureau) drivers are much more aware of cyclists at turns and are aware bikes may be on the road using the bike lanes. the bike lanes have likely increased cycling and cyclist safety along the roads with the bike lanes.
another benefit of bike lanes is they encourage a more visible lane position than wide outside lanes alone.
vehicular cyclists can ride vehicularily in a bike lane. a bike lane network can be used by a vehicular cyclist. a bike lane network encourages bicycling in communities.
vc and bike lanes are not mutually exclusive.