Category: Bicycling

Spending spring break at home

On my way through town Tuesday morning, it took me a while to realize why everybody was blowing through the school zone at the bottom of the hill at 40 miles per hour without even a token tap on the brakes. Then I glanced to the left and saw… Continue reading




One small symbol of decay

For 11 years now, this bridge on Albany’s Cox Creek has been restricted to one lane, with concrete barriers and piles of gravel closing half of it. It looks like a permanent symbol of our crumbling infrastructure, which in itself may be a sign that… Continue reading




OReGO update: How about bikes?

Let’s check in on OReGO, which seems to be flying under the radar of public interest and perhaps awareness. Maybe people would be more interested if I raised the possibility that Oregon’s pioneering approach to road taxation might some day work to get a little extra revenue… Continue reading




Alb-Cor trail: Benton takes a step

Benton County is taking the next step in planning for a bike trail between North Albany and Corvallis, and it begins with — what else? — hiring a consultant.




Hwy. 20: Your chance to speak up

Roughly 10,000 drivers a day drive Highway 20 between Albany and Corvallis and back again, and most of them could recite all its hazards. But the state is sponsoring a safety study anyway. The question is whether anything will be done when this study is… Continue reading




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