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Bike lanes are supposed to give cyclists real protection, or at the most, the comfort of feeling safe on busy and intimidating roads.

There's often a lot of heated conversations about the lack of infrastructure on the roads for cyclists and this gallery of dodgy bike lanes really does say it all.

But for now let's just sit back and laugh at what we've all probably had to experience at some point on our bikes....

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It's like someone has just sent a bunch of children here with a box of chalk....

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Thanks for letting us know, we really appreciate it. Now move slightly to the left, please.

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The bike lane you take to get to your bus stop.....duhhh.

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Follow the yellow brick road they said...

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This actually could be slightly fun to weave around...

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Faster internet connection or a better bike lane? We choose the latter.

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The people in this area must be masters of turning corners so abruptly...

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"I wonder why no one else has taken this great sun bathing spot?"

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Give us some space, seriously.

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We're not quite sure what's going on here...

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Let's just pretend our commute to work is an obstacle race.

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Obstacle 1: The bike lane has flooded.

Obstacle 2: There's a barrier blocking your way.

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Yep, honestly, just take the next left and you'll be back on route in no time.

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Cheers for the heads up!

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Did you want to build a safe cycle lane here or a dodgy looking gate?

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Bulgaria's bike lanes are simply a work of art....

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The special bike lane for bus users...

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What a great drawing of a bicycle!

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Confused.com

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Is it safe to see a tree in the middle of your 'cycle lane'?

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Or to make things even weirder, a phone box?

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Have you ever tried the long jump on your Brompton?

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There's so much wrong with this one...

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Have you ever heard of this thing called a door zone?