For the next couple of weeks you can play "can you guess" on the corner of Pulteney Street and Wakefield Street in the city.
Travelling north (where you'll know there is no bike lane, you come across this:
The word 'green' and the letter 'b' suggest that this is going to be a bike box, or what the Australian Road Rules refer to as a bicycle storage area. The short line leading up to it makes me think that this is all you're gonna get and we won't (at least for a while) see a wide, raised lane leading up to it.
Once you're in the intersection, you see this:
And here's a close-up:
I stand to be corrected but I reckon 'SB' might refer to a bicycle stensil. The arrow is probably self-explanatory. This appears to be a small space dedicated for people conducting a hook-turn on their bicycles. Judging by the size of it, there's only room for about three people to use it at any time. A bit like a revolving door where even two people in the one segment can be awkward.
Judging by similar treatments in other States (and indeed based on what's been happening around Adelaide), I would guess that the bike box and the turny bit will be painted green.
We are told that bike lanes that are the colour of snot reduce collisions by 38%. The figure comes from a Danish study but is otherwise not cited (a bit like the famous 85% figure). If it's correct, then great but alas, it didn't stop this on Rundle Street today:
(The bike box on the corner of Frome Street)
Regardless, it is far from what you see in Groningen but it is something. It is another very small, glacially-paced step towards a healthy cycling culture.