Let's talk about 33rd street, I can tell you block by block, everywhere that the bike lanes can potentially kill someone.
I'll start at Charles.
The bike lane runs for about a block, then suddenly right turning cars at Saint Paul have to cut across the bike lane to turn, this always makes for an awkward situation.
Whats worse, is the lanes that are going straight are not clearly defined, so you sometimes have three lanes that are trying to go straight, which is made even more dangerous by the fact that there are usually parked cars in the right lane, so three lanes(four if you count the bike lane) are trying to merge down to one lane. This is a problem that exist at alot of baltimore city intersections, lanes that aren't clearly defined, cars don't know which lanes turns, and which go straight.
What you end up with for the next couple of blocks is intermittent parked cars, so you have people that are trying to pass on the right(where bikes are riding) at speeds around 40mph.
There is no left turn at Greenmount, so there is always a line of cars backed up waiting to make U-turns at the next block. At this point there are also several bus stops, I'm not sure why the bus needs to stop at every block, but it does, and this combo effectively brings traffic to a hault.
Then you get a bit of a break, and from about Ellerslie ave to Loch Raven cars can usually get up to about 40mph, which sucks for cyclists, because at this point you are riding up hill, and getting buzzed by car after car.
So you continue towards Hillen Road and 33rd st, which is one of the stupidest god damn intersections in all of Baltimore City, especially for cars. City traffic planners, what the hell were you thinking?
The fun part, when the light turns green, the traffic that wants to continue straight, has to cross over the bike lane, (which is in between two car lanes) It gets better, If you want to continue in the bike lane, you have to cross infront of right turning traffic a second time(or I should say they have to cross infront of you, the cyclist). It's hard to explain you just have to ride it.
If you follow the bike lane around, you get dumped onto Hardford Rd, onto a bridge with no shoulder where speeds exceed 40, even 50mph sometimes. This is where I turn into the quiet maze of oneway streets known as Lauraville.
If you choose to follow the designated bike route to Morgan State, you have to ride through the woods up a deserted stretch of unlit access road, that is littered with debris, logs, washouts, glass, not so scary for me, but I wouldn't let my girlfriend ride through there.
And the thing that I haven't mentioned is how awkward the 33rd st bike lanes are. Cars don't know what to do around them, I've seen people try to squeeze through them, like it were a regular lane, motorcycles and scooters use it as a passing lane.
So what is my point, I don't think I have one, but it takes alot more than some arrows on the road to make is safe for cyclists. In my opinion, 33rd st is a death trap.