Subrosa has the news that it's Geminids night. Last night and tonight, it's been dense fog here so I won't get to see them. Bah.
By the way, those are indeed cycle lanes on either side of the road and the more observant will have noticed there's no white line down the centre of the road.
That's because if there were, nothing wider than a Mini would fit between the lines. If you stay out of the cycle lanes you risk hitting oncoming traffic. If you go into the cycle lanes you risk a fine.
The cyclists use the pavement as they always did.
Common sense, eh? Who needs it?