Whenever I hear people talking about changing roads around to make this better for cyclists I like to ask them if they have heard of “Shared Space” in urban design? There are places in Europe who design their spaces where pedestrians, cars, and bikes all share the space. No lanes, no signs, just respect for one another. The Risk Compensation (see some work by Ian Walker studying how cars treat him when in different gear on his bike) that takes place when you impose further rules and restrictions is argued to not actually improve safety over all. Something to consider, if you haven’t already, as a cyclist.
Be Kind to One Another.