Not one but two drivers went ape$#!^ on me today for taking the lane. One case, it is impossible to make it from one green light to another without driving at 40+mph (crossing Midtown) and there's really nowhere to go so one kinda has to take the lane. Dude almost runs me over from behind and lays on the horn like there's no tomorrow. The other, on Riverside Drive, approaching, that's right, a red light again, with multiple double-parkers occupying the right lane (this is going north just short of 120th St so uphill to boot) I'm pedaling up to the light, maybe 50m away and another lunatic lays on the horn and does all sorts of stupid stuff to try to get around me. The driver also screamed at me something along the lines of "I'm driving a car can't you see"?