In the Rotherham area: Cycle Lane = Road Narrowing Method. Meadowbank Road - Wider islands, wider hash markings, cycle lane in one direction only. Brampton Bierlow - Wider islands, road humps, bus laybys filled in (so the bus blocks the lane), cycle lanes less than 100m long. I'll not mention the £47,000.00 bit of metal plate they call a sculpture! To me a cycle lane is a waste of paint, designed to further restrict cyclists as legitimate road users. As a road user I demand the same rights and considerations regardless of whether I'm riding my bike or driving my 200bhp coupe. It's up to those who don't experience both sides to learn how to work with the other or take the bus (and block the road at every Rotherham bus stop).