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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Periwinkle Path gets ‘multi-use’ extension

Written July 4th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

From the Periwinkle Bikepath to Geary Street, the sidewalk on the north side of Queen Avenue is torn up for the construction of a wider walkway that will double as an extension of the bikeway too.


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.


Chauffeurs wait for school to end

Written February 24th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Of all the issues our schools face, traffic jams at day’s end may be among the least important. Still, what does it say about our way of life when so many children need to be chauffeured home from school?


Safe route to school awaits kids

Written October 6th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The spiffy new sidewalk along North Albany’s Gibson Hill Road is ready for Wednesday. What’s so special about Wednesday? Well, Oct. 7 is Walk and Bike to School Day in Oregon and elsewhere in the U.S. That, anyway, is what it says in a press release from ODOT.


Bike graduation at Oak Grove

Written May 22nd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Thursday was graduation day for the fifth-graders at Albany’s Oak Grove School who took part in a weeklong “bike safety carnival.” With volunteer instructors and chaperones leading they way and bringing up the rear, several groups of half a dozen or more rode through North Albany neighborhoods and headed down busy Gibson Hill Road to […]


 
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