A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

New speed limits: Expect little change

Written March 2nd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

If they haven’t already, Albany city crew members will shortly change speed limit signs on the Waverly Drive and Columbus Street corridor from Santiam Highway south to the city limit.

Surprise at the city EV charger: It works

Written February 15th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

An announcement from the Oregon Department of Transportation prompted me to take yet another look at the electric-vehicle charging station the City of Albany had installed downtown.

While we wait, a refresher on spelling

Written February 5th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Next time you’re in traffic waiting to get across the Ellsworth Street Bridge, shoot a quick glance at the green and white road sign on your right.

A question about crosswalk flashing lights

Written February 1st, 2024 by Hasso Hering

“I was wondering if you could find out some information,” Pamela Tackett Woitt asked. Yes, I could. And I did.

Looking at bridge replacement … in Corvallis

Written December 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Watching the dismantling of the Van Buren Bridge in Corvallis may give some people the idea or hope that Albany’s Ellsworth Bridge may some day be replaced as well. But that’s not likely unless a huge earthquake levels Albany’s downtown first.

A paving solution? (And what’s this bird?)

Written November 29th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

While I was on a bike ride Saturday, a bird caught my eye as it landed on a pole on the on-ramp to the Pacific Boulevard viaduct in Albany. But that was not the reason I stopped.

At risk when we can’t see drivers’ eyes

Written October 31st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Riding a bike and approaching intersections on Albany streets, it’s reassuring to see that drivers are looking at you and can see you. Too often, though, drivers are hidden because the side windows of their cars have a dark tint.

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