My limited experiences of suburban riding is pretty mixed, but compared to inner London riding I think it is generally much scarier out there. Maybe I ride more appropriately for inner London riding, and I'm too defensive/aggressive for typical suburban drivers. I seemed to attract a lot of hassle in suburban > rural zones compared to in town.
tldr: Maybe there's an optimal style of riding for inner urban riding, and a different kind of riding best for the suburbs?
Then again maybe I look like a cunt, but urban people just accept people as they come.