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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Traffic fixes: A couple of ideas

Written April 13th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

One of the advantages of living in a small town is supposed to be the lack of congestion. So how come in Albany we’re now spending so much time in stop-and-go traffic?


Close call at a blind corner

Written September 28th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

If you’re looking for a respite from bad news about politics and everything else that’s going wrong, you have come to the right place. This is the home of the mundane. Like blind corners on one of my bike routes along the Albany riverfront.


A shrub too far…

Written September 23rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Landscaping is a fine thing, sure. So is the occasional advertising gimmick, especially if it works. But why put either on corners where they keep drivers from having a clear view of what’s coming at them at 40 miles an hour or so?


Signal issue: “Old yellow or red…”

Written December 18th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

So, for lack of a more exciting topic at the moment, back to the traffic signals at Ninth Avenue and Lyon Street under Albany’s Pacific Boulevard overpass. As you can see here, another episode of waiting at the light on Dec. 17 yielded another snapshot of someone coming through the underpass after the signal on […]


Green light? Maybe the guy was right

Written October 4th, 2013 by

It’s been a few years now since a driver from out of town swore he got a raw deal when he got a ticket for going through a red light at the Albany underpass, at Ninth and Lyon. Now, based on observations such as the one above, I’m wondering if he was right. If memory serves, […]


What? A traffic jam here?

Written May 4th, 2013 by

One of the many reasons many of us live in the mid-Willamette Valley and stay here is that we seldom get stuck in traffic. So it was with some surprise that driving into Albany on Friday night, it was stop-and-go on Highway 20 headed for the Ellsworth Street Bridge. Now I know that if congestion […]


 
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