How’s Your Hazard Perception?
The UK isn’t actually the most dangerous place in the world to ride your bike, and some local councils do make efforts to create a better cycling environment. But in general, what we have is tokenism, where the facilities are created with the money left once the "real" work’s been done by the transport department.
Worse still, I’m sure that it’s designed by people who don’t actually ride, and vew people on bikes as being a bit like pedestrians, only slightly more annoying to motorists.
Over on YouTube, CityCycling has started a bit of a local campaign about this sort of thing, including this little vid . Have a look, and see how many of the potential hazards that this bike lane introduces to the rider: