A Comment and a Question
I ride from SE to the Washington Square area. I'm pretty new to it and have been taking Olsen. I've thought there was a better way and I'm glad to have found the Left on 71st from Multahnomah way. I'll definitly be taking that from now on. It's looks like they are updating olsen though and I would be very surprised if they didn't add a nice bike lane later this year or early next year.
I have another question...
When I'm riding back from West to SE. There is a weird intersection, the one where Old Market Pub is located, and the bike lane is blue and it cuts across a street. I'm a little confused on how to handle that area. I usually signal and go for it, but I'm really nervous about getting hit by a car going straight while I'm going left.