HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

An odd little law: Unsafe passing a bike

Written August 31st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

This may be as good a time as any to remind us all about Oregon’s law on how drivers of motor vehicles are supposed to pass people on bicycles.


Neighbors: P&W Railroad and Water Gardens

Written April 18th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

A chance to work on the railroad? That sounds intriguing. Makes you wish you were a lot younger than you probably are.


Remembering Stathos and Albany bike ideas

Written March 30th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Several times since 2012, I’ve paid tribute in this space to the late Don Stathos, father of the Oregon Bike Bill. And it’s that time again:


A fine afternoon for a February ride

Written February 6th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Circumstances kept me off the bike for more than a month. So I was glad to take advantage of the unseasonal sunshine Sunday afternoon by swinging a leg over the top tube and setting off for a little ride.


A future bikeway and what to call it

Written December 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Turns out that contrary to what it says on Benton County’s project website, we can keep calling the proposed Albany-Corvallis Bikeway by that name or something like it.


Bike boulevards: Questioning the need

Written December 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s transportation plan contains proposals for a dozen so-called “bike boulevards” along segments of existing streets. None have been built, but that’s no big deal because bicyclists don’t need them to get around town.


Riding in the ‘bike gutter’: Clean but risky

Written October 29th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Watching a video on urban planning and transportation the other day, I heard the presenter refer to “bike gutters.” What did he mean?


 
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