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HASSO HERING

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Parking outside the lines: What’s too far?

Written March 4th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

If you park your car on downtown Albany streets on weekdays, it goes without saying that it’s best to park inside the pavement markings and not risk a ticket by straying outside. But what about being just a little outside? And how little is too much?


Backing in: Not yet 100 percent

Written March 27th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The back-in parking requirement on the left side of Second Avenue at the Albany Post Office turns heads, literally and of necessity. But it still has not completely caught on.


Crossing the line? That’s a fine

Written January 2nd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Here’s a heads-up about curbside parking in downtown Albany: If you cross the white lines painted on the street, you run the risk of getting a $25 citation, even if crossing the line is the only way to fit between cars already parked.


Free parking, but fines may rise

Written August 22nd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Compared to Salem or Corvallis, downtown Albany is a breeze when it comes to parking. The main difference: No meters. The penalties for overstaying the generous parking limits have remained unchanged for 20 years. But now an increase has been proposed.


 
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