Bikes, buses share the lane on Vancouver Ave.

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

I’ve been trying different options for my new commute from North Portland to SE 8th and Main. One of them takes me all the way down N Vancouver until it intersects with Broadway.

That intersection (here it is on Google Maps) can be a daunting place on a bike (see photo below). It gets a high volume of car and bus traffic and there’s a strange, split lane situation that has always befuddled me.

But the other day, I noticed (for the first time) some new lane markings that make it feel a little safer. Here’s a photo:

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