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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Albany to consider emergency business aid

Written March 27th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

On Day Five of Oregon’s partial corona shutdown, the mid-valley weather made outdoor recreation less inviting, Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa indefinitely extended the city’s state of emergency, and the city announced that the council will be asked to consider a loan program to help local businesses until federal aid arrives.


Not canceled — One way to avoid the panic

Written March 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Too bad that winter weather came back to the Albany area this morning. It made for a chilly and wet ride on the bike.


Nearly three minutes of surf in the sun

Written February 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

It will be Monday soon enough. But before the start of another valley week in February — first fog, possibly freezing, and later rain — take a look at some surf in the sun.


 
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