NYTimes.com has an article on Portland making cyclist safer.
Check out this quote...
"While the city is installing the bike boxes at certain busy intersections, it is also trying to shift more riders away from bike lanes on busy streets to what it calls bike boulevards, quieter streets with less potential for collisions. The city is weighing a proposal to spend about $25 million over 10 years to designate 110 additional miles of bike boulevards, for a total of 140, and make other improvements for cyclists."
Boulder does this and I'm ok with it but many folks would say for example, don't put the bike lane on Spruce street in Boulder but put it on Pearl street... What is so wrong with using Pine instead of Pearl?