To allow a good balanced flow of traffic (walk, bike, drive) on sensibly defined designated routes, road user priorities are adjusted accordingly.
And it's that balance that's ostentatiously out of balance in the UK.
Here are a few food-for-thought examples. Please note, that I won't bore you with 'walk over cycle' (that's UK norm) or 'drive over cycle' (that's UK norm) - so for some rather more 'deviant' priority variances here it goes.
Cycle over walk:
|Brühlstraße, Hannover, Germany, By @rustybonkers|
Cycle over drive:
|Jägerstraße, Hannover, Germany, By @rustybonkers (yes, the bike bloke does look rather silly for German standards)|
Meanwhile in the UK...