Here’s something I didn’t know until Friday: Postal delivery vehicles are not supposed to back up. And this was the reason given for why six households along a newly constructed segment of Riverside Drive didn’t get their mail delivered most of this week.
[youtube video=”XBJqmhL59wE”] Now that the lines have been painted on the newly widened and repaved segment of Riverside Drive outside of Albany, I rode my bike along a part of the new road on a very windy Wednesday afternoon. And I found this road clearly very much improved.
[youtube video=”ZfPYk8BzR-c”] Nice paving job — and wide too! That was my first impression Wednesday of the newly rebuilt segment of Riverside Drive just outside of Albany. On the bike, the wider road really makes a difference, even before the lane markings are installed.
The Linn County Road Department this morning opened bids for widening about 2.4 miles of Riverside Drive from Oakville Road to Meadow Road, a long-planned project that will make the road safer for both motorists and bicyclists.
Here’s an example of how Oregon’s effort to protect so-called wetlands goes too far and requires the spending of public money without accomplishing any actual wetland protection. I came across it on a bike ride on Riverside Drive just outside of Albany.