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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Sunshine called for a ride

Written March 1st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

March 1 is still winter, supposedly, but it sure felt like spring in the Willamette Valley, and that called for the obligatory bike ride on the abandoned roads of the former Camp Adair. Well, almost abandoned roads.


Two bike routes: Where we stand

Written January 31st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

On the mid-valley cycling front, things have been happening on two routes. The Albany City Council has confirmed its support for an Albany-Corvallis Bike Trail, though not necessarily along the alignment that has run into strong opposition from farmers, the Oregon Farm Bureau and the state Department of Agriculture. And Linn County says it is […]


A speed record? Hardly!

Written November 26th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

When I’m on the bike, those speed-control trailers set up by the police always represent a challenge. And yes, unlike most traffic signal loops, those radar trailers actually do register something as small as a bike.


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 […]


That signal issue again… still

Written November 16th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

This is a small thing, really. But it still bugs me. I’m talking about those traffic light sensors in bike lanes that don’t do anything. Those wire loops in the pavement are supposed to activate the traffic signals for cyclists when no cars are present. Maybe they do this some of the time, but in my experience they […]


When you’re stuck at a signal …

Written October 18th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Next time the Albany Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission is looking for some project, it might want to consider the fact that many modern traffic signals ignore people on bikes. Some communities have solved the problem with gizmos like the one in the photo, a bike-crossing button similar to those routinely provided for people on foot.


Can you beat this October?

Written October 3rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Relax, this has nothing to do with global warming. At least I don’t think it does, but it does have to do with being outdoors in the sunshine.


 
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