A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.

Millersburg intermodal center: Working on it

Written October 26th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Since the Mid-Willamette Valley Intermodal Center in Millersburg opened with great fanfare last December, people have been wondering why it isn’t operating and when it will start doing so.

Albany-Corvallis Trail: One segment’s done

Written October 25th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It was early in August when I took this photo. It’s on the south side of the new configuration of Highway 20 at Independence Highway, an ODOT safety project that had just been completed.

Wondering about Queen crossing upgrade

Written October 24th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It was raining Tuesday when the bike and I came up to the railroad crossing on Queen Avenue.  The crossing arms were down and rail cars loaded with lumber blocked the street.

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