A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
It was almost like spring on the last day of February, a fine day to take a look at one of Albany’s neighborhoods.
Every once in a while I find myself on Madison, one of the streets in old Albany where the pavement makes your teeth chatter, especially if you’re on a bike. So an item on the agenda of the city’s bike and pedestrian commission caught my eye.
Somebody asked me about bike rides in Albany, where to go and so forth. Here are some thoughts based on my experience over the past few years.
With time on my hands, it occurred to me today that there was a place in Albany where I could not recall ever having been.
This is the north end of Harrison Street in Albany’s Willamette Neighborhood. Beyond the guardrail there’s Bowman Park, but don’t try to get there this way.
Sunday was the kind of day you enjoy when you ride a bike for fun in the Willamette Valley: Sunny, mild for December and, out on Bryant Drive, absolutely still.
I wanted to complete my little cruise of Albany’s Willamette Neighborhood and learn a bit more about it. So here it is: