HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

In Lexington, making streets last longer

Written March 6th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On Saturday afternoon, I rode the bike around the Lexington neighborhood in southeast Albany — to check out the streets and the condition of the pavement.

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On shopping carts, Albany tries again

Written March 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

It was 13 years ago that Albany passed a law to get rid of abandoned shopping carts. It hasn’t worked. And now the city council is poised to try again.


Riverfront project: Check the final design

Written March 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The city of Albany and its consultants, Walker Macy, have published the final designs of the proposed riverfront redevelopment project. They ask people to take a look at the details online.


As promised, that signal is now on

Written March 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Here’s a pledge: No more updates and progress reports on the traffic signal at Crocker Land and Gibson Hill in North Albany.

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Looking for a ‘wooden dog’ at Waverly Lake

Written March 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On Tuesday, another fine day in March, the bike and I found ourselves at Albany’s Waverly Lake, looking for the wooden sculpture of a dog someone had told me about.


Albany panels favor ‘bike boulevard’ idea

Written March 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Two Albany advisory commissions would like the city to go ahead and improve Madison Street from Pacific Boulevard to First Avenue as a “bicycle boulevard.”


That’s some big oak log, lying there

Written March 1st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

For now, a huge Oregon white oak log rests on the north end of Albany’s Oak Street near the Willamette River. It’s an impressive piece of wood.


 
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