The picture below is of Leytonstone High Street (north-east London), complete with the now typical token 'cycle' lane forcing cyclists into conflict with both passing vehicles and opening car doors (the correct position to adopt as a cyclist is well outside the 'cycle' lane).
Well it seems that Sustrans are in town, having got a whiff of some Olympics related funding, and their promotional materials comments as follows -
"The design of Leytonstone High Street is cycle and pedestrian friendly, while also allowing motorised traffic to pass through."So there we have it, the model of 'cycle friendliness' to which Sustrans subscribe. It explains a lot, doesn't it? And guess what, these solipsistic goons from planet Sustrans have a leading role in Bristol's Cycling City project.