A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Get over the time change: Ride the bike

Written March 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Three days into daylight savings time, but instead of ranting about the harm this does to our circadian rhythm, let’s shake it off with a quick little ride in the countryside outside of Albany.

Another corona casualty: supply of bikes

Written May 29th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Bicycles have joined toilet paper as an item in short supply during the corona crisis, in Albany as well as across the United States.

Cyclists acting badly: A councilor complains

Written September 19th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

 Every now and then, somebody on the Albany City Council will wonder out loud if anything can be done about bicyclists ignoring the traffic laws or otherwise acting stupid. It happened again last week.

Why we don’t charge cyclists more

Written July 8th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Proposals to tax and even license bicycle owners and riders got nowhere in the 2015 Oregon legislature because they were bad ideas, too impractical even for lawmakers who usually don’t mind sticking their fellow citizens with higher fees.

Legislators leave cyclists alone

Written June 15th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Oregon legislators didn’t give much thought to bicycles this session, and that’s all right. Given lawmakers’ drive to make ever more laws, being ignored by them is not a bad thing. The session in Salem is just about over, and it looks like bikes and their riders are being left pretty much alone.

A better bill: Rear lights on bikes

Written April 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

You can’t look away from the legislature for even a day. If you do, you might miss legislators doing something sensible, as members of a House committee did last week on the matter of bicyclists in traffic being hard to see at night.

Bill could help cyclists at lights

Written March 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The Oregon Senate has passed, without dissent, a bill intended to help motorcyclists and bicyclists when they are stuck a traffic signals that refuse to detect them standing there. The House now has the bill, and it could do something to make it even more helpful before passing it too.

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