Written March 13th, 2019 by Hasso Hering
I don’t know who “Trucker Mike” is, but I’m grateful to him just the same for answers to questions like this one: Why do truckers so often insist on passing each other on the freeway, blocking cars behind them?
Written December 3rd, 2018 by Hasso Hering
That’s an awkward place for a bike lane to end, and apparently I’m not alone in thinking so. Someone made the same point to the Albany Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission.
Written March 18th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
Here’s what I was talking about a few days ago, when I was singing the blues about trucks on the interstate passing each other and taking their sweet time about getting back in the right lane.
Written March 16th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
Without trucks we wouldn’t eat, or have many of the things we do have. I know that. Truckers are making a living. I know that too. But do they really have to pass each other all that much, holding up the rest of the traffic on I-5?
Written November 17th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
From the photos I took Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning, it’s tempting to conclude that raising the speed limit for trucks by 5 miles an hour has cleared Interstate 5 of 18-wheelers. Obviously not, but still …
Written January 25th, 2016 by Hasso Hering
The median cable barrier installed on Interstate 5 a year ago is working, judging by this Oregon State Police photo Monday. Now if we could only get drivers to pay constant attention, the barrier and other preventative measures would be needed less often.
Written June 20th, 2015 by Hasso Hering
For the last 10 years or so, ODOT engineers and others have been planning how to make Interstate 5 function better in the Albany area, and last year they published a comprehensive plan covering the six miles from Santiam Highway to the South Jefferson interchange. Now they realize they’ll never get the money to do […]
Written April 2nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering
You may have read the stories this week about an increase in truck traffic in Oregon, and how it reflects a comeback in the economy after the slump of the last few years. That sounds like good news — unless you happen to be driving up Interstate 5 when the freeway is clogged with 18-wheelers […]
Written March 23rd, 2015 by Hasso Hering
Why do ostensibly free people put up with congestion like this? Stick around and I’ll tell you why.
Written March 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering
Part of the fun of taking a road trip is in stopping in the towns along the way and taking a look around. I did that a couple of days ago in Williams, a town about halfway between Sacramento and Redding in the Sacramento Valley.