My ride to work includes a few stretches as per the above example (not taken by me). Narrow, busy roads with sections of bike lane running alongside parked cars. No prizes for spotting the potential hazard, which came to fruition on me a few weeks ago.
Riding down the middle of the lane would hold up the traffic and I expect result in much abuse from drivers who would expect me to be in the bike lane, as per the hundreds of other riders at that time in the morning.
Any thoughts on riding in these areas?