A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Why there’s debris in highway bike lanes

Written June 18th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

“As a fellow cyclist,” Albany resident Travis Remington asked me, “how do feel about the upkeep of the main bike lanes through Albany?”

Wondering about physics while fixing a flat

Written November 25th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Flat tires caused by punctures are a fact of life when riding a bicycle. But the physics of just how this happens is not necessarily clear.

South Pacific bike lanes invite disaster

Written November 10th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

A few days ago I took the bike to 53rd Avenue in south Albany. The trip on South Pacific Boulevard and back illustrated a glaring gap in Albany’s bike infrastructure.

On keeping bikes and motor vehicles apart

Written July 14th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Last summer’s fatal accident outside of Albany reminded us that single painted lines don’t offer cyclists much protection from motor vehicles. So how about double lines?

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:

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?

Where courtesy and common sense combine

Written June 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

For years, there’s been a bike lane on First Avenue in downtown Albany. But the lane disappears at Lyon Street, leaving motorists and the occasional cyclist to work out a traffic pattern on the spot.

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