HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Where bike path ends, solution in the works

Written May 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you ride your bike south on the Periwinkle Bikepath, you come to a dead end at Queen Avenue, where the path stops in the middle of the block. This may change soon.


Watching a big bird at Periwinkle Park

Written April 30th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

On a leisurely ride down the Periwinkle Bikepath Saturday, a great blue heron caught my eye. So I stopped a few minutes to watch.


The Birds: Shared scooters make Albany debut

Written April 27th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Birds have arrived in Albany. The electric scooters, that is, that the California-based Bird company is making available for rent.


Albany moves to open up street on canal

Written April 26th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Some day in the future, people may be able to walk, ride or even drive along both sides of the Santiam Canal between Fourth Avenue and 12th in Albany. Now they can’t because five segments of the right of way of Vine Street, which flanks the canal on both sides, are blocked.


Riverside apartments post what they’ll cost

Written April 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Once again last week, the bike took me on the trail between the Willamette River and The Banks, the 120-unit apartment complex under construction near Bowman Park in Albany. Then, over the weekend, I noticed that the Salem-based developers have opened a website that shows the floor plans of different units and what they will […]


Remembering Stathos and Albany bike ideas

Written March 30th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Several times since 2012, I’ve paid tribute in this space to the late Don Stathos, father of the Oregon Bike Bill. And it’s that time again:


Rambling while watching a freight roll by

Written March 26th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

This is probably getting old for some of you. But not for me. When I’m on the bike and meet a train at one of Albany’s many grade crossings, I just have to take its picture.


 
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