A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

There used to be a grove of trees …

Written October 19th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Here’s something that surprised me on a bike ride through the open country south of Albany: A grove of trees on the east side of Meadow Road was gone.

Posted in: Bicycling, Commentary, News

Safer school routes: Albany proposes two

Written August 15th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s Periwinkle Bikepath has had an awkward dead end on Queen Avenue since it was built in 1977. The city now has floated the idea of extending the path east along Queen to the intersection with Geary Street.

Posted in: Bicycling, Commentary, News

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.

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