There is a section of the road of belfast towards carryduff which has basically got a painted red section right at the kerb which is now designated as cycle path. It can't be more than 1/2 foot wide as it runs right next to the edge of the kerb no one in their right mind would ride it. Even non cyclists have commented on how dangerous it looks. Having travelled up and down this road for years as part of my commute I have never, ever had anyone shout at me from passing cars yet in the last few months since this has been made I now get regularly abused because I am not riding on it. The thing really got me going was on Friday when I was going home I actually had to contend with one woman on her own in 4x4 leaning across her brute of a machine to yell out the window at me from the passengers side whilst she was still driving at speed. I have never witnessed anything so dangerous in my entire life and just had me wondering exactly what benefits planners thought they would be bringing by introducing these cycle paths. If it was to improve safety well I feel they have only made things worse. I now have drivers distracting themselves because I am on the road rather than the cycle path and thus they can hardly be concentrating on what they should be doing ie driving safely and fully alert. No one who cycles on the paths use the cycle lane presumably because they are of the same opinion as myself that it is plain unsafe. This has not provided a satisfactory outcome for anyone ie pedestrians, cyclists or motorists. They were rebuilding the whole footpath and road surfacing on this section of the road therefore why they couldn't have built a segregated cyclepath at road level which had a small kerb at either side to seperate it from the road and pedestrians. They were having to put this features in anyway given the rebuilding but there seems to be this notion that cycle paths have to be shared use which rarely are used by regular cyclists and which pedestrians walk over anyway. I just don't know what gets into peoples heads when they are spending our money - wastefully in this case.