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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Flash: Bike lights on bridge once again blink

Written April 19th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

In the interest of keeping track, I’d like to report that the bike warning lights on the Ellsworth Street Bridge in Albany have been repaired. I tried them Friday afternoon and found that in fact they do work again.

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Oregon Passenger Rail: A chance to react

Written December 2nd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Of the many ways to get from Albany to Seattle and back, taking Amtrak is probably the cheapest and least stressful. Oregon officials are still working on a plan to make the Oregon leg of the trip more convenient, and a little faster too.


Cal vote might help on twilight rides

Written November 25th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Getting a late start on my Sunday bike ride, I got caught by the gathering dusk. Then I thought of California, where on that general subject, the majority of voters this month had the right idea.


Sign wavers: Will machines take over?

Written June 15th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

With too much time on my hands, I scanned the revised Albany sign code that city officials and their consultants have been laboring for months to produce. Hard as I looked, I could find no mention of the latest in business promotions: robot sign wavers like the one above.

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Ahead of him, a really long ride

Written June 13th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

There are easier ways to reach the East Coast, and quicker ones. Brann Smith, however, aims to get there the hard way — on his bike.


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.


Roundabout rule: Use your blinker

Written April 14th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Readers have been asking, every few weeks it seems, for a public reminder on how to exit a roundabout, specifically the one on North Albany Road. That’s because as the video shows, most of us are doing it wrong.


Biking: No news is good news

Written March 21st, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If you’re waiting for something to happen in this short video, you are waiting in vain. Nothing happens. Which is the way we cyclists like it.


Puzzled by what new meter says

Written March 19th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Pacific Power left a door hanger inviting me to “meet your new smart meter… Go ahead: Take a look.” So I did. And now I wish that along with the door hanger, the installer had left instructions on what the readouts on the meter mean.


On the highway Sunday afternoon

Written March 18th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Here’s what I was talking about a few days ago, when I was singing the blues about trucks on the interstate passing each other and taking their sweet time about getting back in the right lane.


 
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