HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

East Albany Plan: It’s complicated

Written October 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Driving back to central Albany from east of I-5 might be more complicated in decades to come if one proposal for road system changes is carried out.


Think of all that fuel going to waste

Written July 8th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The first thing that comes to mind when you see a massive traffic jam is how much fuel is being wasted here.


Flags above the freeway in spite of ODOT

Written April 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

On a drive from Albany to southern Oregon and back, you can’t help but notice U.S. flags tied to the fences on lots of the overpasses across I-5. The only thing I know about this is that ODOT is not pleased.


Congestion on I-5: What can be done?

Written July 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

While we’re on the topic of highways (see the previous story), here’s some gratuitous advice. If you don’t have to be on I-5 north of Albany these summer days, don’t go. The road is too full, and stop-and-go traffic in places is the result.


Freeway life: Why semis get in front of you

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?


Cyclists at the ‘gore:’ What to do now?

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.


On the highway Sunday afternoon

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.


 
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