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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.


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?


 
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