Living in the EU where it is legal, people here don't seem to understand that a filtered bike does NOT diminish anything for the cage in front AT ALL. Long line at a red. Filter through at a considerate pace. At the front, either slip in front of one of the two cars (even if it is all the way up, there is ALWAYS room for a bike length); if not, stay between the front two. Watch the damn light. When it goes green, goose it. There is NO car short of a lamborghini that can out-accelerate any of our bikes off the line, so you won't be holding anyone up.
Green, goose, gone. Amirite? Of course I am. I do it every day.
2011 Yamaha Super Tenere
2004 Kawasaki KLE
1977 VW Westy camper bus
1976 feet (no titanium yet!)