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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Return to the cycling front

Written October 2nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Back on the Albany bicycling front (a tranquil retreat from the renewed but fruitless gun debate), the good old Periwinkle Bikepath comes to mind. First, because it’s being lengthened, thus becoming a bit more useful for transportation. And second, because to become truly useful it still needs an intersection fix.


Get out of the way, but how?

Written April 27th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Most afternoons, around 4 and 5 p.m., Albany’s Pacific-Ninth one-way couplet is a busy place, traffic plugging all available lanes, backing up at lights. And when you hear sirens and see the flashing lights, what you’re supposed to do to let the emergency vehicles through is impossible and may actually hold them up.


A shrub too far…

Written September 23rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Landscaping is a fine thing, sure. So is the occasional advertising gimmick, especially if it works. But why put either on corners where they keep drivers from having a clear view of what’s coming at them at 40 miles an hour or so?


 
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