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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A future bikeway and what to call it

Written December 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Turns out that contrary to what it says on Benton County’s project website, we can keep calling the proposed Albany-Corvallis Bikeway by that name or something like it.


Bike boulevards: Questioning the need

Written December 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s transportation plan contains proposals for a dozen so-called “bike boulevards” along segments of existing streets. None have been built, but that’s no big deal because bicyclists don’t need them to get around town.


A Christmas Eve ride: Beating bad weather

Written December 24th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The forecast of winter weather starting on Dec. 25 made me take my little holiday bike ride on the afternoon of Christmas Eve instead. You’re welcome to come along.


Coffin Butte rejection: Appeal is pending

Written December 23rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On a bike ride Thursday afternoon I looked west toward the Coffin Butte Landfill from Oak Grove Drive in North Albany. Whatever happened to the controversial proposal to expand the landfill and cover up Coffin Butte Road, which the county’s planning commission denied on Dec. 7?


The changing scene near Bowman Park

Written November 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you haven’t been to Bowman Park in Albany since the summer, you may be surprised, the next time you go, by how the view at the entrance to the park has changed.


‘Bike boulevard’ idea stalls for lack of interest

Written November 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you have been losing sleep over the idea of a “bike boulevard” on Albany’s Madison Street between Second Avenue and Pacific, you can rest easy. The idea has stalled because of an apparent lack of interest by residents and property owners along the street.


On the riverfront beat: A fine place for bikes

Written November 19th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Albany riverfront is my beat, one of them anyway. That includes the Willamette Neighborhood, and you can see a small sampling of it in the video below.

Posted in: Bicycling, Commentary

 
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