Wide right/curb/outside lanes are a different thing from the mispositioned striped-off bike lanes you seem to be describing.
True but what I described is much more common that the bike lanes you desire. You ask for well designed bike lanes but get terrible ones and the local officials then gloat about their great attention to the "needs" of bicyclists.
There is a downside to the wide, curb side bike lanes you want too. Cars from the auto travel lane that are turning right at an intersection cut across them and bicyclists that are going straight are too often overlooked. Also, cars pulling out from a side street or driveway will often pull out into the bike lane to see what auto traffic is coming. It's the same hazard riding on sidewalks pose.