A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Portable hoops: Code change is for them

Written September 12th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you or your kids have a portable baskeball hoop on your street, you may be interested in a proposed new Albany law that says where these hoops should and should not be placed.

Bad streets: How come no complaints?

Written June 6th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Every once in a while, bumping along the broken pavement and potholed streets of old Albany on my bike, I wonder why the people living there or driving on these streets are not complaining?

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.

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