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Two Madison intersections get new color

Written September 20th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Three years ago there was a story on this site about putting green paint on bike lanes on Madison Street, a first in Albany at the time. Now this has been done.


Checking up on Madison safety project

Written August 27th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Madison Street in Albany has been the subject of stories here since 2019 because it’s the site of a project funded by ODOT to increase traffic safety, especially where bicyclists and car drivers are concerned.


Revisiting Madison St., site of a safety project

Written February 22nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

What you’re looking at here, on the other side of my old Giant Rincon bike, is the first place in central Albany where ODOT is paying for green bike lanes to warn motorists that there might be a bicyclist crossing the street.


‘Bike boulevard’ idea stalls for lack of interest

Written November 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you have been losing sleep over the idea of a “bike boulevard” on Albany’s Madison Street between Second Avenue and Pacific, you can rest easy. The idea has stalled because of an apparent lack of interest by residents and property owners along the street.


Albany panels favor ‘bike boulevard’ idea

Written March 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Two Albany advisory commissions would like the city to go ahead and improve Madison Street from Pacific Boulevard to First Avenue as a “bicycle boulevard.”


Could Madison become a ‘bike boulevard’?

Written February 19th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Every once in a while I find myself on Madison, one of the streets in old Albany where the pavement makes your teeth chatter, especially if you’re on a bike. So an item on the agenda of the city’s bike and pedestrian commission caught my eye.


Next year, expect to see green lanes here

Written October 23rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

We’re looking north on Madison Street in Albany from the intersection of Fourth Avenue. It’s one of several points on Madison where green paint is intended to make for fewer crashes involving bicycles and cars.


 
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