I think if you divided how many cars go down one lane of Nelson St, guesstimate how a many cars have to go around the other way cause they cant turn left into Cook st and then half the number of bike movements, as Nelson St is one way for cars only, you will find what is 10000 times more efficient...thought lets make it 9000 times just to keep it friendly!
Ignoring the amount of time lost sitting on the offramps because a lane was removed of course.
And ignoring the removal of free turns and the fact that the owners of buildings suce as the Nova Models now have a bike lane on the footpath 6 inches from their doorstep, and the fact NOONE uses the bike lane there, you might find they are doing a stand up job on linking the cycle paths and not impacting normal traffic flows with scant regard to keeping the city moving.
I could go on and on and on.
7 sets of traffic lights have gone up within 2km of my house in the last 3 years, 7. Traffic is worse not better, but there are few more houses in my area...the traffic is made worse by incredibly poor design and needless traffic management systems.
Im not against cycle ways at all, in fact I support them, my wife rides a cargo bike with 2 kids on the back to and from school and work everyday. But I am opposed to sh*t designed ones, pushed through against local communities wishes and ignoring locals well thought local opinions of what will work.
Thats what I oppose.