A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Thinking about those red-light cameras

Written December 9th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

For one reason or another, Albany’s red-light cameras were on my mind the other day, and it cost me eleven bucks that I didn’t need to spend.

Where bike path ends, solution in the works

Written May 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you ride your bike south on the Periwinkle Bikepath, you come to a dead end at Queen Avenue, where the path stops in the middle of the block. This may change soon.

Why camera tickets soared in ’17

Written February 2nd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Something else has come up concerning Albany’s lone array of red-light traffic cameras, but  before we get into that, let’s remember the obvious: We don’t have to worry about getting a camera ticket if we stop when the light turns yellow or red.

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.

Cyclists’ lament: Queen and Geary

Written October 5th, 2013 by

The “Oregon Drive Less Challenge” is coming up Oct. 21-Nov. 1, which brings me  – again –to Albany’s Periwinkle Bike Path and a problem that keeps it from being as useful as it could be. Built nearly 40 years ago, the path extends from Oak Street in central Albany to Grand Prairie Park in the southeast. […]

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