HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Hanging out in center of a highway couplet

Written June 23rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Surrounded by heavy traffic in the middle of Albany, there are two islands of lawn, flowers, bushes and trees. Lately the larger of the two has become a place for apparently homeless people to hang out.


Guardrail ends: Don’t hit them!

Written October 27th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

We’ve all seen them, those yellow and black end pieces of highway guardrails. And you may have wondered, as I have, why they are so blunt and what would happen if a car veered off the pavement and hit one. Now we know, sort of. They are built that way to make collisions less catastrophic than they […]


Police site: The access issue

Written July 25th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

There’s been some question about access to and from the planned site of a new Albany police station on Pacific Boulevard S.W. (Highway 99E).  Today there’s new information on that point from Ron Irish, the city’s transportation systems analyst.


 
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