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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Let’s keep that new bikeway clear

Written September 22nd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The million-dollar bike route on the north side of Highway 34 east of Corvallis is less than a year old, but it doesn’t look new any more. It could use a little attention on the maintenance front.


Along a bikeway: Whimsy or what?

Written August 5th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Riding west on the new bikeway alongside Highway 34 the other day, I saw this little plastic doll resting against the base of a Pacific Power pole and didn’t think anything of it. Then I came to the power pole next in line.


New bikeway: A noisy test ride

Written October 21st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

On the new and almost-open bikeway along Highway 34 west from Riverside Drive, it’s noisy but not nearly as noisy as my video makes it seem. The combination of traffic and wind played havoc with the little microphone on my camera. Still, I enjoyed Wednesday’s test ride on the part of the bikeway that’s now […]


Due on 34: Protection from bad driving

Written August 14th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Careless drivers and their potential victims will likely get some help in avoiding crashes on the notorious Highway 34 next year, especially between Corvallis and I-5.


Hwy. 34 path: What it costs, and saves

Written July 11th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The answer is $1.1 million. And the question, posed by reader Gary Womack in an email a few days ago, was: ” I would also like to know how much money this bike path will be costing the taxpayers (me),so that a very few people can ride their bikes.”


Why we don’t charge cyclists more

Written July 8th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Proposals to tax and even license bicycle owners and riders got nowhere in the 2015 Oregon legislature because they were bad ideas, too impractical even for lawmakers who usually don’t mind sticking their fellow citizens with higher fees.


Traffic beat: Our new “ovalabout”

Written April 21st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Please check the update concerning the south bypass and Highway 34 at the bottom of this story. Things have been heating up on the traffic beat. On Monday and Tuesday motorists got stuck in, and complained about, heavy congestion between Corvallis and Albany, apparently brought on by construction work on the south bypass of Highway 34. And […]


Hwy. 34 loses ‘safety’ label

Written July 17th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

There was good news and bad news — and then some more good news — in the latest announcement from ODOT concerning Oregon Highway 34 from Interstate 5 to the Corvallis Bypass.


 
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