City adds new buffered bike lanes to N Skidmore Street

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New bike lanes on N Skidmore-7

New, six-foot bike lanes on Skidmore.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

The Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has installed new bike lanes on N Skidmore Street. The new lanes begin at the intersection of Michigan Ave and continue west toward Interstate.

According to Ross Swanson with PBOT, the work on Skidmore is part of the Going to the River Project. That project is a $2.3 million effort to connect “Portland’s premier neighborhood greenway” on NE Going Avenue to the employment and industrial areas on Swan Island.

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‘Going to the River’ project open house tonight in North Portland

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

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Tonight, the community will learn more about an exciting suite of projects that will make bicycling in North Portland more viable, convenient, and safe.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation will hold the first of two public open houses for their “Going to the River” project. The project, which includes a new multi-use path on N Going Street to Swan Island and new neighborhood greenways on N. Michigan, N. Blandena, and N. Going, was awarded $2.3 million in federal funding back in February. (For an in-depth look at the project, see our story from January.)

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