One of the unfortunate things about the bicycle lanes (and mandatory use law) in Portland, Oregon is that many of the lanes there were painted right up to the intersections. That creates a deadly right-hook danger. Thankfully, the city traffic engineers in Springfield know better. Bicycle lanes here end well before intersections, and sharrows indicate to everyone that bicyclists will use the travel lane.
Portland went looking for answers to its deadly intersections and came up with the idea of the bike box – a band-aid for a bad situation, one that causes its own unique problems (re-visit the first link above).
What should be done when the bicycle infrastructure that gets built causes problems or, in the case of some lanes painted here, is out of compliance with recognized standards and, therefore, is likely to cause problems? More band-aids?
How about this?
Rip. It. Up.