Driving back along the A34 (I *did* cycle 50 miles yesterday) from a family get together in Oxford today I noticed small lanes, painted with bicycle symbols, before each slip road. The lanes take cyclists directly across the slip to avoid problems crossing the end of the lane. The odd thing about this is that there didn't appear to be cycle lanes alongside the road itself, just a narrow band of tarmac between the painted edge of the inside lane and the verge. Surely this isn't intended to be a cycle lane? A pretty poor concession to cycle lane provision if it is. Anyone else noticed this?