HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Once again, this path attracts vandals

Written November 10th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Every few weeks a bike ride takes me along the paved path behind Lowe’s in Albany, between the store property and the heavily wooded channel containing Periwinkle Creek.


What this big sign bridge cost ODOT

Written October 18th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you’re wondering how much this massive new sign bridge on Ninth Avenue in Albany has cost, read on.


Unhoused in cars: Looking for a place to park

Written July 18th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

People forced to camp in their cars because of homelessness are largely gone from the block of Ninth Avenue in Albany where the city has banned them. It’s not clear where they have gone, and an advocate’s plea for city council help regarding parking so far has generated no response.


Questioning a simple thing, and the answer

Written August 23rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

While the world seems to be headed down the drain in many complicated ways, I had a question the other day about a much simpler and straight-forward type of drain.


Sampling a smooth new street; can’t resist

Written June 23rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

There’s nothing like a new layer of smooth asphalt to tempt this bike rider to try it out, so that’s what I did on Tuesday night before the sun went down.


No longer puzzled by the height of stumps

Written May 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

So why, the Question Man wanted to know, did they leave chest-high stumps when a crew felled roughly 20 street trees on Albany’s Ninth Avenue in April? Why not saw the trunks off near the ground?


A street project in West Albany: Ninth

Written April 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Some time this spring or summer, a contractor for the city will start tearing up the west end of Ninth Avenue in Albany in order to rebuild it. Assuming, that is, that the caronavirus outbreak doesn’t change the plans.


 
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