That makes sense if people know about it.In CA, the law is that you are supposed to merge into the bike lane before turning right for just this reason. Not everyone knows this though and some will even argue that this isn't the law. 🤷
I don’t know what the rule is here but I know there are a signs saying don’t drive in the bike lanes with threat of high fines if you do.
Plus, some areas downtown have barriers between the bike lanes and car lanes so people would be reluctant to do the merge for sure.
I’ll have to look closer next time I’m downtown.