Anyone casually reading this forum can't fail to have noticed some 'issues'.
It's not just that 'we' (some of us at least) don't like them.
I think we accept that there are occasions when cyclers should be persuaded to slow down for genuine safety (usually of pedestrians) reasons.
There are places where (very young) people are thought to need a 'reminder' not to run straight onto a road.
There are places where the intention is to restrict/deny motorcycle access.
Any chicanes (like the most despised triple ones) that restrict motorbikes will restrict/exclude tandems, buggies and wheelchairs so have been outlawed and removed(?)
In addition quite a few have been added/repositioned in recent months. Almost all have had to be moved again - usually after a mention on CCE! Coincidence?
Of course 'contractors' usually get the blame, but if they are so difficult 'to get right' clearly they need better instructions and/or supervision...
Currently 'No 1 issue' is Paddockholm (initial CCE report favourable!)
Recently there has been the Leith Links saga (unfinished I think).
Previously there was Crawford Bridge.
At least those chicanes have serious 'warning metal objects in the way' indicators!
Are there any standards or guidelines anywhere?...