Notice that these are dedicated – and protected – bicycle lanes. Protected bicycle lanes are probably what it would take to enhance public confidence in the safety of cycling in places like Penang, KL, Ipoh and JB.
Even Manchester, a city not previously renown for its cycling infrastructure, has got into the act. Check out the different ways the city has used to protect cyclists using its dedicated bicycle lanes.
One problem with cycle lanes is that those on motorbike and scooters might be tempted to use them. The folks in Amsterdam have staged a protest to keep scooters off their bicycle lanes.