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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Bike path lines: An idea worth copying

Written April 16th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Here’s a helpful little detail Albany might want to copy on couple blind curves on the riverside Dave Clark Bike Path: A center line intended to keep cyclists and others from possibly running into each other. I happened to notice such a line on ODOT’s Bikeway along Highway 34. The painted stripe goes down the […]


The Idaho stop: Oregon may allow it here

Written April 11th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

There are good reasons why bicyclists in Albany and elsewhere in Oregon don’t usually come to a complete stop at stop signs when there’s no cross traffic. Now a bill pending in the state Senate would make it legal too.


High-water gates see action once again

Written April 8th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The high-water gates installed on Bryant Way came in handy today as the Calapooia River topped its banks and sent some of its flow down the floodway that cuts across the county road west of Bryant Park.

Posted in: Bicycling, Commentary, News

On the blink: Ellsworth bike-on-bridge lights

Written March 19th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Crossing the Ellsworth Street Bridge in Albany on a bicycle can be a bit of a thrill. To make it less risky, ODOT installed a system of flashing lights when the bridge was rehabilitated in 2002. (To make a long story short, the lights are out but were supposed to be fixed shortly, as indicated […]


Cyclists at the ‘gore:’ What to do now?

Written December 3rd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

That’s an awkward place for a bike lane to end, and apparently I’m not alone in thinking so. Someone made the same point to the Albany Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission.


On Second, will radar slow drivers down?

Written April 23rd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Drivers on Albany’s Second Avenue will soon be seeing something new to catch their attention. The city council Monday called for the installation of a radar speed display sign on Second at Thurston Street, a block before vehicles go over the hump of the railroad track.


Linn set to widen Riverside Drive

Written July 28th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Linn County’s plan to widen Riverside Drive — a long-awaited safety improvement for drivers and bike commuters — is about to take off.


Wrong rebates in Oregon road bill

Written July 2nd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

House Bill 2017, the road transportation bill concocted by a committee of the legislature, would hit buyers of new bikes costing $200 or more with a $15 sales tax. But if legislators were serious about solving transportation issues, those buyers should get a rebate instead.

Posted in: Bicycling, Commentary, News

Thinking of carousel parking ideas

Written June 21st, 2017 by Hasso Hering

At City Hall they’ve been thinking about what to do if an acute parking shortage hits downtown once the Albany Carousel opens. And no, the alternatives so far don’t include asking visitors to come by bike, as much sense as that (in theory) would make.


A tribute: Why we have bike lanes

Written May 21st, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Albany has a pretty good network of bike lanes and trails, and a 1971 law known as the Oregon Bike Bill is the main reason why. So here’s my periodic tribute to the¬†legacy of the¬†late Donald L. Stathos, the Republican legislator from Jackson County who authored that bill.


 
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