HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Council rejects schools’ request on driveway

Written June 14th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council Wednesday denied a request by Greater Albany Public Schools to let bus barn employees routinely drive through a residential neighborhood to get to and from work.


Albany’s stainless art: What it’s called

Written April 5th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The four-piece sculpture off Lyon Street near Eighth Avenue in Albany has been up for more than two years. Until now, I didn’t know it had a name.


City approves plan for riverfront lot

Written January 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany has approved a site plan for redoing a Water Avenue parking lot in order to make it fit in with the planned riverfront redevelopment. The estimated cost is $182,000.


The old sources confirm: No ‘s’ on Lyon

Written February 3rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Though not, admittedly, among the burning issues of the day, how to spell Albany’s Lyon Street is occasionally in dispute. People tend to spell it with an “s” at the end of Lyon, but the “s” does not belong there.


Those bumps on Lyon: the fix is coming

Written November 21st, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The new pavement on the Highway 20 couplet in downtown Albany has but one little flaw: Some of the manhole covers ended up way below the surface, making for a slightly bumpy ride. But they’re working on a fix.


Narrowing a traffic artery: Brilliant!

Written October 7th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

I’d like to know what Albany’s streetscape designers were thinking when they decided to put chokepoints on the the main downtown thoroughfare, already hard-pressed to handle traffic during busy parts of the day.


Anything coming? Hard to tell

Written March 30th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Oregon law allows drivers to make a left on a red light if they are turning on a one-way street. So if you are sitting here on Third Avenue, waiting to go left on Lyon, you should be able to make the turn if nothing is coming down the street from your right. But as you can […]


 
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