Bouncing along one of central Albany’s old residential streets, especially on a bike like in the video here, makes you wonder if the city will ever have the means to make repairs, now decades overdue. Monday’s council work session does not signal a solution any time soon.
Drivers in Albany and across Oregon are expected to all be tooling around in electric vehicles in about 30 years. The implication of that gets little discussion as the legislature prepares to pass its plan to force a near-elimination of fossil fuels and the emissions of greenhouse gas.
The site plan for a proposed 105-unit apartment complex on the Willamette River has won the tentative approval of the Albany city planning staff. Neighbors who submitted written comments now have until June 10 to ask for a public hearing before the Albany Planning Commission.
No more sudden jolts when driving on Lyon and Ellsworth Streets in downtown Albany. A contractor for the city is finishing what was left undone when ODOT repaved the downtown couplet of Highway 20 last year.
At Albany’s Talking Water Gardens the other day, I noticed something new: Three spiffy bike racks near the entrance. Is that supposed to be a hint to bike riders to leave their wheels behind and proceed on foot?