By Paul Bendix
E-mail Paul Bendix
About this blog: A 32-year resident of Menlo Park, I regularly make my way around downtown in a wheelchair. This gives me an unusual perspective on a town in which I have spent almost half of my life. I was educated at UC Berkeley, and permanentl... (More)
Sort by: Most Recent | Most Popular
On Life's Road With No Car
Oct 25, 2013 7:38 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 6,516
At some point most of us will face facts and permanently hang up the car keys. Almanac readers have offered great suggestions about how to safely manage aging... More
Do We Really Need Public Transportation?
Oct 15, 2013 5:11 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 2,600
It's a provocative question and in this, our entrepreneurial Bay Area, we have to answer it. The startup mentality is a major force in the region, and it... More
Do We Need Rail?
Oct 12, 2013 8:48 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 1,134
Perception does count in transportation planning. So I'm curious about reaction to a couple of recent posts.
One resident, Felton, pointed out that we lead in... More
Noise and High-Speed Rail – What's the Truth?
Oct 11, 2013 7:28 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 2,650
Regarding high-speed rail....
Years ago, in the midst of a protracted argument over what color to paint the living room, my late wife made a good point. What... More