Sadly, this is too often the effect of cycle infrastructure too. And this is frustrating because pedestrians' subjective safety matters too. The two most common examples are chicanes and shared use pavements. But Edinburgh seems to have invented some new and particularly baffling versions.
But the video above is from North Meadow Walk in Edinburgh - a much used commuter, jogging, dog-walking and leisure route. This is an intensively used path, where markings have been painted in such a way to suggest to pedestrians coming from the east that cyclists should be on the right hand side of the path and to pedestrians coming from the west that they should be on the left. Maybe. It's not clear.
Similar paint is used on the short cut-through path on the other side of the toucan crossing. It's been raised many times as confusing. But instead of improving it, the Council has seen fit to replicate it. On an even shorter length of path.
What's the point to putting in 'infrastructure' (if we can call paint that), when it confuses users and creates conflict?