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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Company plans shared e-scooters in Albany

Written February 23rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

  A company named Bird wants to deploy shared electric scooters in Albany, the city council learned Wednesday. One question: Why don’t they just go ahead and do it without getting city officials involved?


A fine afternoon for a February ride

Written February 6th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Circumstances kept me off the bike for more than a month. So I was glad to take advantage of the unseasonal sunshine Sunday afternoon by swinging a leg over the top tube and setting off for a little ride.


On a rainy day, a speed bump explanation

Written December 20th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On the bike a couple of weeks ago, I noticed new speed bumps on Grandview Drive in North Albany and did not give them further thought. Then someone asked about them on Facebook, saying they were hard to see and should be better marked.


Infrastructure bonanza: What about streets?

Written November 18th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

One segment of Albany’s infrastructure that needs help is the city streets, and the question is: Are they going to get it from the trillion-dollar “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” that Biden and Democrats in Congress have turned into law?


Why the red pavement? The answer is here

Written July 31st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A reader asked about the red sections of pavement on an Albany street. Why are they there, she wanted to know.


Behold ‘new’ streets in this old neighborhood

Written June 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When you’re on a bike, the quality of the road surface below your tires is something you notice. And on the evening of June 28, the hottest day in recorded history in the Willamette Valley, the newly surfaced streets in Albany’s Willamette Neighborhood caught my attention.


Bikes in traffic: A reader’s challenge accepted

Written January 15th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When you’re on a bicycle, how best to keep going north on Highway 99E when you come to the big Y junction with Santiam Highway? It’s easier than I thought.


 
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