HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Checking up on Madison safety project

Written August 27th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Madison Street in Albany has been the subject of stories here since 2019 because it’s the site of a project funded by ODOT to increase traffic safety, especially where bicyclists and car drivers are concerned.


Albany panels favor ‘bike boulevard’ idea

Written March 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Two Albany advisory commissions would like the city to go ahead and improve Madison Street from Pacific Boulevard to First Avenue as a “bicycle boulevard.”


Fast and legal (but not here)

Written October 1st, 2013 by

The last time I was moving — being moved, rather — at more than 100 miles an hour was Monday in seat 4D of a Canadair regional jet on the runway at the Eugene Airport. A day before, it was on a German autobahn in the back seat of a BMW driven by my nephew. We were […]


What crash reports should tell us

Written September 11th, 2013 by

  Almost every day, the Oregon State Police reports on vehicle crashes in which someone was killed or seriously injured. There is a forward-looking point to these reports. They should remind us all that in traffic, being insufficiently aware of potential danger can have terrible consequences. On Tuesday (Sept. 10), for example, a 30-year-old woman from Arizona […]


 
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