I think connectivity is the key point Sally was making in the blog. As in "a dense-enough, good-enough network will create cyclists". Bear's Way and Ayr's Holmston Rd both needed later phases to connect them.
The odd thing about Seville seems to be local planning process. Consultations go on all the time but nothing happens. So some of public had heard about network of bike lanes. They didn't expect it to be built and no-one objected. Local gov actually saw it through and could say locals were consulted.
Totally different consultation process in East Dumbartonshire. Ayr had none at the time but Ayrshire Roads Alliance claimed they'd already consulted years before. Also ARA are controlled by neighbouring council so local rivalry came in.
In the din around Bears Way/Holmston Rd I doubt 'child friendly' point would cut through on its own. However, courting local press with 'feel good'/'what about the children' story might.
Are FoBW getting stalls at gala days or similar to try and reach families? Say, with postcards/post-its to collect their views?