Well since you sarcastically mentioned it already, may as well voice my observation, drivers in this city are seriously merge-impaired, to the point of absurdity. Just gun it, don't use your blinker (why give information to the enemy), and then slide on in there. About every time I drive on the highway, I see people (usually women drivers, no offense, I'm sure that has nothing at all to do with it) come to a complete stop in the middle of I-95 with their blinker on trying to merge because nobody was willing to do a screeching 70mph-to-15mph brake-slam to let them in. Well duh. In case all of them haven't noticed, that's why your car has more than 1 pedal, try using the one that's not the brake.
Seems like nobody told anyone around here the "big secret": If you want to merge, try this novel concept of going the same speed as the traffic you want to merge with. This is especially ridiculous on the fuller warren bridge, I just warped my damn brake rotors the other day from standing on the pedal, some idiot in a minivan jacked over in front of me after coming up the park street entrance ramp, she couldn't have been going more than 20mph and careens her way into the middle lane of I-95, all while holding what appeared to be a sedate conversation on the phone. Would've just swerved, but had cars in the other lanes. Hope she enjoyed her expensive (to me) phone call.