HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Bikes in traffic: A reader’s challenge accepted

Written January 15th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When you’re on a bicycle, how best to keep going north on Highway 99E when you come to the big Y junction with Santiam Highway? It’s easier than I thought.


Seen up close, those sewer grates are safe

Written January 9th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Friday’s short video tour of bike lanes along Highways 20 and 99E (Albany’s Santiam Highway and Pacific Boulevard) caused a least a couple of viewers to worry about the sewer grates as they flashed by.


How useful are bike lanes? Take a look

Written January 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A sunny and mild day in January, a welcome break from recent rains: What better time for a little demonstration of how bike lanes make cycling more feasible on roads that carry a lot of cars and trucks.


Leaf piles in the street: Patience, please

Written December 2nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

This is the last period of the fall when Republic Services picks up piles of leaves left on Albany streets. Pointing this out also highlights how impossible it is to carry out the city’s advice on just how and where to pile up leaves.


 
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