Bicycling – Hasso Hering


A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

What’s being developed here? Let’s see…

Written August 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

For the past several weeks, earth-moving equipment has been busy near the corner of North Albany Road and Hickory Street, and passers-by wondered what was being developed on the vacant land.

Close to town, there’s the open road

Written July 31st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

One of my bike routes from Albany goes out Riverside Drive and turns right on Bryant Drive for the return. I’m in town one minute and in the middle of the country 60 seconds later.

Sampling a smooth new street; can’t resist

Written June 23rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

There’s nothing like a new layer of smooth asphalt to tempt this bike rider to try it out, so that’s what I did on Tuesday night before the sun went down.

Widening the rest of Riverside has to wait

Written May 5th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

So when is Riverside Drive south of Albany going to be widened the rest of the way? Eventually, probably, but not right away. That’s the word from Linn County. A few days ago, Jeff Senders left this comment on hh-today: “What’s new on the road widening project along south Riverside Drive? Connecting from the Grange […]

Cars passing bikes: Just a reminder

Written May 2nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

  Because of a noticeable rise in the number of cyclists on mid-valley roads during the corona crisis, this may be a good time to remind us all of Oregon’s unique safe-passing law affecting bikes.

Button’s no help on this little ride

Written April 20th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

To start with, what about these pedestrian crossing buttons during the coronavirus crisis? How many unwashed hands have touched them, and how often do they get disinfected? The answers, presumably, are lots and never. So how safe are they?

Albany streets: Ideal for social distancing

Written March 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

On Day Six of Oregon’s corona shutdown, it’s discouraging to read that many outdoor recreation sites, like state parks and federal forest trails, have been closed to prevent the contagion from spreading. But we still have city streets.

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