HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Christmas Eve on the Periwinkle Bikepath

Written December 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

What’s better on Christmas Eve than a quick bike ride through town, including a short jaunt on a segment of Albany’s Periwinkle Bikepath?


Oregon weather: A question of latitude

Written December 20th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

It was a question of latitude, more or less. And of time, and of where weather systems go in Oregon when they come from the southwest. On Sunday I was riding the bike in Jacksonville outside of Medford. The weather was cool but clear and partly sunny, sunny enough for people to check out the […]


Cycling in the city: Levels of stress

Written November 17th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

There exists, you may be astonished to learn, a regional transportation plan for the “Albany metropolitan area.” And among many other things on its hundreds of pages, it rates existing “bicycle facilities” by their “levels of stress” or LTS.


Look what’s painted on the street

Written January 20th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Bike lanes in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue! In both directions, no less. Albany has no streets wide enough for anything like that, but I was glad  to see that in the nation’s capital, cycling was regarded well enough to try to make it relatively easy and safe on the most prominent street.


Spending spring break at home

Written March 22nd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

On my way through town Tuesday morning, it took me a while to realize why everybody was blowing through the school zone at the bottom of the hill at 40 miles per hour without even a token tap on the brakes. Then I glanced to the left and saw the school parking lot empty. Ah! It’s not a school […]


 
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