A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
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.
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.
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.
Here’s a pledge: No more updates and progress reports on the traffic signal at Crocker Land and Gibson Hill in North Albany.
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.
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.”
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.