I actually take the lane there for another reason as well. I crashed in February in order to avoid hitting a car that turned to get into a parking lot and block my way, despite the green paint on that section of the bike paths. That incident has made me realize that protected bike lanes can give riders a false sense of security. It was in the daytime. I had both my front and rear lights on. I was going at 14-15 MPH. I had the right of way. Yet it happened.