HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

‘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.


Restroom outside depot: Still in the works

Written October 4th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When I passed Albany Station on my bike ride Saturday, I remembered the talk some time ago about building a public restroom outside the city’s depot building. Whatever happened to that idea?


ODOT’s priorities don’t include highways

Written August 19th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you wonder why our highway problems in Oregon don’t seem to get solved faster, one reason may be that the Department of Transportation has an “action plan” and what the action plan says.


Congestion on I-5: What can be done?

Written July 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

While we’re on the topic of highways (see the previous story), here’s some gratuitous advice. If you don’t have to be on I-5 north of Albany these summer days, don’t go. The road is too full, and stop-and-go traffic in places is the result.


On Hwy. 34 to the coast: Closure postponed

Written July 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

In case you’ve been paying attention to ODOT’s plans for a bridge project on Highway 34 to Waldport, you may want to know that the road closure has been postponed until the week after Labor Day.


Taking a walk on the Ellsworth Street Bridge

Written June 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Take a walk some time on the Ellsworth Street Bridge across the Willamette River in Albany and you’ll notice a thing or two. Or maybe not, so let me point them out.


On the way to the coast, a slight delay

Written June 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you’re taking Highway 34 to the coast to escape the Willamette Valley heat this week, be aware of the possibility of delays as you get within a few miles of Waldport.


 
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