A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

My riverfront beat: Brush clearing on the bank

Written February 16th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

As you probably know, my bike rides in Albany take me along the Dave Clark Riverfront Path several times a week. So it’s hard not to notice that the vegegation along the top of the bank has been cleared.

All quiet on the riverfront

Written December 28th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The Dave Clark Path on Albany’s riverfront is never crowded, but Thursday it was even less so. Which caused me to whip out the camera phone to observe:

On the riverfront, a spiffy new intersection

Written December 23rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany City Manager Peter Troedsson told readers of his Friday report to the city council that Water Avenue at Thurston Street was once again open to traffic. On Saturday’s bike ride along the riverfront, I stopped to take a look.

Brick pavers added to Water Avenue

Written December 5th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

On Monday this week, patrolling the Albany riverfront on my bike as usual, I took a look at the work being done on Water Avenue at Thurston Street.

Water Avenue crossings: No real choice

Written November 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Nobody on the Albany City Council liked the steep jump in the price of planned construction on railroad crossings along Water Avenue. But on Wednesday a majority approved funding to pay for the work because there wasn’t any realistic choice.

Riverfront crossings’ price has gone up

Written November 14th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

If the city council goes along, Albany is about to spend $3.4 million on crossings along the Water Avenue railroad line.

City OK’s crossing construction contract

Written September 29th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

For someone in a wheelchair, trying to cross the railroad track on Water Avenue to reach the Dave Clark Path is an arduous adventure if it’s possible at all.

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