HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

The annual battle of the fallen leaves

Written November 18th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Autumn leaves are piling up everywhere in Albany this mild and dry — so far — November. But the end is in sight as more and more of our trees are beginning to look pretty bare.


Fall means blocked bike lanes

Written November 18th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

As bike lane obstructions go, this isn’t all that bad. Still, it’s an example of why people on bikes sometimes can’t use the bike lanes all that well. This is on Albany’s Salem Avenue, where homeowners have swept the autumn leaves into the street in the hope that sooner or later, the piles will be picked […]


Lanes for bikes and leaves

Written November 10th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

I’m not complaining, but does this seem a little odd? The sign on Elm Street in the block occupied by Albany General Hospital prohibits parking on the curb, presumably to keep the bike lane open for bicyclists. But blocking the lane with piles of dead leaves is OK?


 
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