groynk:geek4me: The Netherlands is a great example of how to organise cycle lanes. In NZ cost will always be a restraining factor with our small population.
What are they like there?
My favourite I have seen is: road lanes, parking/or no parking, raised curb, recessed bicycle way (same level as road), raised curb and footpath.
Melbourne had a bit of this from what I saw on a breif visit.
The Dutch have many segregated cycle lanes often well separated from traffic even with their own traffic lights. The latest innovation is the Dutch are considering heating cycle lanes so they are used more in winter. A Google search on dutch cycle lanes will show more details and pictures of what they are like.