HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

School zone issue: Here’s the latest

Written January 26th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Whatever happened, you may be wondering, with the Waverly Drive speed zone alongside the athletic fields of South Albany High School? One way or another the issue is likely to come to a head this month or next.


Let’s have smarter school speed zones

Written September 4th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

It is just before 5 p.m. on the first day of school, so those drivers on North Albany Road presumably are observing the 20 mph limit, even though as far as the eye can see, there’s a total absence of pedestrians connected to any school. I took the photo Tuesday to illustrate the stupidity of […]


Request: Remove school speed zone

Written August 9th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

When Diane Conrad asked the Albany City Council to remove a 20 mph school zone, she probably spoke for many motorists. The zone on Southeast Waverly Drive disrupts traffic but isn’t needed for safety, she argued, and she asked the city to remove it.


Fairmount speed zone: Here’s why

Written September 25th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Children generally don’t walk to Fairmount School on Spring Hill Drive in North Albany, so why is there a 20 mph school speed zone? Because now and then, one of them might run.


 
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