Much of our current roadway system is completely in service to the automobile and the industrial complex built around the automobile. To see it as functioning, equitable and serviceable for bicyclists, pedestrians and other non-motorized or alternative means of transport requires a kind of blindness I simply do not have. Fortunately, I am not alone.
Judging from the tenor of your responses to some very reasonable posts by some obviously well-informed contributors it's pointless to expect anything but the same old tired arguments I have seen time and again in BF and have watched grow more shrill, more desperate and more out of step with reality in my more than 36 years of being around bike advocacy. These are arguments that are finally at the point that they have had their day.
As soon as you turn it into the "good guys" and the "bad guys". As soon as you make statements that imply that one party is absolutely "right" and that the other party is utterly "wrong" you have engaged in the old paradigm that simply must fall in order for any progress to really be made. Especially in the fundamental area of how we live and how we move about in the world.