I live in way south Texas, Mission to be precise. We have some unusual circumstances with road sharing. The bike lanes are frequently used for passing lanes, or turning lanes or parking lanes. This is not my biggest gripe, though.
I have an ongoing problem with golf carts. Golf carts at 6 a.m. going to the golf course to sneak on. No lights, no noise, ghosting along. (I have lights fore and aft) The ones that do have light seldom have brake light or turn signals.
Day time is just as bad. Sometimes coming back from the grocery store I use the sidewalk for safety. I do yield to all pedestrian traffic and will stop to let them pass. But what do you do about a golf cart going the wrong way on the sidewalk?
Yesterday there was a golf cart on the shoulder of a busy street going against the traffic. Many times they drive next to the curb, shoulder does not really apply, and as usual without signals or brake lights. I know this must be illegal but the local police turn a blind eye. I guess the income from one of the cheapest gold courses in the country is too much to pass up.
Unlike bicycles, golf carts are not legal vehicles, and if we provide segregated lanes for non-vehicles, then shouldn't we do segregated lanes for electric wheelchairs and scooters and inline skaters? And doesn't that then further push bicycles out of the category of legal vehicles and into the category of "vulnerable user on a toy vehicle"?