HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Why they put up with this

Written March 23rd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Why do ostensibly free people put up with congestion like this? Stick around and I’ll tell you why.


When you can’t see clearly or far

Written December 18th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

It wasn’t foggy in the valley Wednesday except on I-5. And there the gray blanket in the air wasn’t fog but the usual spray kicked up by traffic. Which made me wishing for the umpteenth time for better drainage on the freeway.


Blind spots in traffic

Written May 20th, 2013 by

Ever notice that street and traffic planners expect us to be able to see through objects and around corners? That’s the feeling you get driving around Albany and, I think, many other small towns with mostly narrow streets. Here’s an example of some kind of big utility box placed next to one of the driveways of […]

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