Written May 23rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering
On Saturday a couple of readers asked the Answer Man why Benton County was widening Robinhood Lane in North Albany. The Answer Man asked people who know, and now their replies are at hand.
Written February 12th, 2016 by Hasso Hering
The world faces many pressing issues, and this is about none of them. Instead, it’s about the nagging and so far unanswered question of why some of Albany’s city streets including all the numbered ones are designated “avenues” while others are simply “streets.”
Written February 8th, 2016 by Hasso Hering
“May” is a funny word. Very flexible. And vague. What it really means is “may or may not.” In other words, no information contained in it at all. That makes it useful when you’re trying to write a headline on a slippery story that doesn’t nail anything down. And apparently it’s useful for signs as […]
Written November 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering
If you want a change of pace and something far less momentous than Jihadi terror to worry about, how about calling Albany streets by their correct names? Spring Hill Road comes to mind. It’s three words, as the road sign on the Albany-Corvallis Highway makes plain.
Written October 21st, 2015 by Hasso Hering
Consultants on Wednesday showered Albany’s urban renewal board with ideas for millions of dollars in downtown street enhancements, but they recommended against angled parking on Second Avenue.
Written October 20th, 2015 by Hasso Hering
Albany’s downtown streets might get a facelift over the next few years. Or they might not, depending on what the Central Albany Revitalization Area advisory board thinks of design options worked up the Portland firm of George Crandall, CARA’s architectural adviser.
Written May 28th, 2014 by Hasso Hering
If you were hoping that the potholed streets in the older parts of Albany might some day be repaved, you can expect to be disappointed. The city government has no plans to do anything about this worsening problem, at least not yet.