Whether they are ignorant or indifferent, some drivers make physically separated bicycle lanes necessary. This one parked in the new bicycle lane on Dixon Avenue, right at a busy intersection.
There was no room whatsoever for a cyclist to use the lane. The remaining road is for oncoming traffic.
Cities like Copenhagen, where cycling is a major option for commuters, have recognized the need for physically curbed lanes that prevent cars from entering bicycle space. It is a necessary cost. Painted lines, even ones that cost $10 a metre like they did on Dixon Avenue, just don’t cut it.