Bus lanes

The idea of bike lanes is to persuade people to use bikes instead of cars, reduce pollution and get healthy exercise.

They achieve none of these objectives.

Motorists squeezed into one lane increase the amount of traffic and thus the pollution; dreadful for the cyclists, pedestrians and residents.

Same for motorists stuck behind cyclists struggling up hills.

Ban all non electric bikes from cities and let the electric bikes, which can keep up with traffic, share the road just like motorcycles.

And get rid of bus lanes too for the same reason. All traffic, including buses, usually run more smoothly when motorists don’t have to constantly switch lanes to avoid bus lanes.

Box junctions however are a sensible idea.