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Benton goes on with bikeway study

Written January 3rd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Benton County will keep going with a study to see if there’s a feasible way to build an Albany-Corvallis bike route without stepping on any land owners’ toes, the board of commissioners voted this afternoon.


Bikeway planning: Public has big say

Written December 13th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Benton County is serious about wanting public comments on the idea of an Albany-Corvallis Bikeway. That much was clear from what was said and how many showed up at a public forum at the Waldorf School in Corvallis Tuesday.


Albany-Corvallis path: Pedaling on?

Written December 2nd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

There’s some doubt whether the long-proposed Albany-Corvallis bike path will ever be built, but Benton County is pedaling on with the idea, so far at least. The next step is a public meeting to hear a report from consultants on phase 1 of their work and “discuss alternative routes.”


Alb-Cor trail: Benton takes a step

Written March 1st, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Benton County is taking the next step in planning for a bike trail between North Albany and Corvallis, and it begins with — what else? — hiring a consultant.


Survey boosts Alb-Cor bike path

Written January 7th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The idea of a bike trail between North Albany and Corvallis — dormant since the plan to route it through farm land along the Portland & Western railroad tracks was shot down a year ago — got a welcome boost from a survey that showed substantial support.


Bikeway along Hwy. 20: The latest

Written November 5th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Before putting much more work into any possible bikeway between Corvallis and North Albany along the Highway 20 corridor, Benton County is going to try to find out how many people might actually want to use such a route.


Why ban weddings on farms?

Written November 21st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

A pending appeal in Benton County illustrates the byzantine and repressive nature of Oregon land-use laws where farms are concerned. Why does the law care whether farmers, when they’re not out there sowing or reaping, rent their yards out to someone who wants to get hitched?


Cor-Alb Trail gets Albany’s support, again

Written September 24th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The planned Corvallis-to-Albany Trail has won renewed support from the Albany City Council. But its completion is still at least three or four years away.


A night in local politics

Written April 14th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

They had to haul out extra chairs, and even then not everyone found a seat. Except for the fact that this was the meeting room of the Corvallis Public Library on Monday night, you would have thought the crowd had come to see a hot new act. Instead, what they came for was a forum […]


 
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