HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Remembering Stathos and Albany bike ideas

Written March 30th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Several times since 2012, I’ve paid tribute in this space to the late Don Stathos, father of the Oregon Bike Bill. And it’s that time again:


Bike boulevards: Questioning the need

Written December 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s transportation plan contains proposals for a dozen so-called “bike boulevards” along segments of existing streets. None have been built, but that’s no big deal because bicyclists don’t need them to get around town.


Benton: UP won’t allow bikeway underpass

Written April 6th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

It’s hard to say whether the long-planned but never built Albany-Corvallis Bikeway in Benton County is still a possibility, especially now that the Albany portion has to be reconsidered.


Biking across the Ellsworth Street Bridge

Written March 11th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you’re going to ride a bike around Albany for any length of time, sooner or later you’re going to want to cross the Willamette River.


Albany panels favor ‘bike boulevard’ idea

Written March 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Two Albany advisory commissions would like the city to go ahead and improve Madison Street from Pacific Boulevard to First Avenue as a “bicycle boulevard.”


Christmas Eve on the Periwinkle Bikepath

Written December 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

What’s better on Christmas Eve than a quick bike ride through town, including a short jaunt on a segment of Albany’s Periwinkle Bikepath?


One dead end on my riverfront beat

Written December 15th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

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.


 
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