HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Cycling in Albany: Two tricky intersections

Written November 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

There are a couple of Albany intersections that come up now and then when cyclists talk about challenging traffic conditions. Let’s take a look at them both.


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.


And then, there are the birds outside

Written November 24th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

What’s my excuse for running a photo of a bird? I don’t have one. But on the eve of Thanksgiving, I figured I’d chance it.


A project on vacant corner: 16 townhouses

Written November 23rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s city planning division has just approved a site plan for a set of 16 “townhome-style multifamily units” on the south side of town. The plans are a departure from the single-family development pattern that dominates land use farther west along Southwest 53rd Avenue.


Crossing on Queen: Another year of bumps

Written November 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Bad news for drivers using the railroad crossing on Albany’s Queen Avenue: A project to fix the uneven crossing is likely to be delayed another year. Instead of being constructed in 2022, it may be done in 2023.


‘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.


Riverfront project includes work on crossings

Written November 20th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Plans for Albany’s riverfront call for improving crossings on the Water Avenue rail line, opening new ones and closing others. But the new or improved crossings won’t have to be protected with automatic arms.


 
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