HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Not your ordinary railroad train

Written April 26th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Now that was a weird-looking train that inched its way across Albany streets on Wednesday morning.


Seeing green, or not, on Madison Street

Written February 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Green paint on the pavement is supposed to enhance traffic safety for bicyclists. But five months after paint was applied on Madison Street in Albany, it doesn’t exactly scream for attention.


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.”


 
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