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Suggestion: Make this bulb-out easier to see

Written March 17th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

A citizen last month asked the Albany City Council to make one of the new Ellsworth Street bulb-outs easier for people in cars to see. So far though, nothing’s been done.


A traffic change: Dotted line turns solid

Written December 13th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

ODOT has followed through on changing an important lane marking on Ellsworth Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues. Now let’s see if Albany drivers get the hint.


Cyclists at the ‘gore:’ What to do now?

Written December 3rd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

That’s an awkward place for a bike lane to end, and apparently I’m not alone in thinking so. Someone made the same point to the Albany Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission.


Speed sign on Second: Seeing no change

Written November 26th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If the experimental radar sign the Albany City Council caused to be installed on Second Avenue has had any effect in slowing traffic, the change is so small it is hard to detect.


Tough choice: Stop or roll through?

Written October 30th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Like other residential districts of Albany before it, the Willamette Neighborhood now has sprouted a crop of new stop signs to slow down traffic. This may work, or it may not.


Traffic on 2nd: How much, how fast?

Written June 5th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Right about here, on Albany’s Second Avenue S.E., is where the city council wants to install a radar speed display sign in the hope of slowing drivers down. But first, the city wants to have good data on average speeds there now.


Narrowing a traffic artery: Brilliant!

Written October 7th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

I’d like to know what Albany’s streetscape designers were thinking when they decided to put chokepoints on the the main downtown thoroughfare, already hard-pressed to handle traffic during busy parts of the day.


Eclipse gridlock? Well, not here

Written August 20th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

On the eve of the total solar eclipse, where was the massive influx of many thousands of tourists that some had predicted for the Albany area? Maybe those thousands were around somewhere, but I didn’t see them.


Stuck in traffic: Get used to it

Written November 22nd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Stuck once again in slow-moving traffic on Albany’s main drag, I’m wondering if this is ever going to get any better. The answer is no, it won’t. Not in the foreseeable future anyway. Instead, we’re bound to get delayed more often just like drivers in far bigger towns.


More signs to slow Spring Hill

Written May 25th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

More signs. That’s what Benton County will install to try to get traffic to slow down on Spring Hill Drive in the Albany city limits. Other steps to slow traffic might be more effective but would cost too much to install or maintain, the county concluded.


 
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