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By Paul Bendix

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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)

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On Life's Road With No Car
Oct 25, 2013 7:38 pm
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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
What's 'Too Much Traffic?'
Oct 29, 2013 1:46 pm
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Traffic congestion...it's the "third rail of Menlo Park politics." No public official wants to touch it. Yet, like a real third rail, this issue can propel us forward.... More
Wheelchair City
Nov 18, 2013 4:21 pm
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Wheelchair access...well, it's also about strollers...even pedestrians wandering neighborhoods after dark. It's in everyone's interest to make our town accessible.... More
How to Speed Caltrain
Apr 3, 2014 4:09 pm
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Use it. That is the interim answer to speeding Caltrain service from Menlo Park.

As for the long run: support electrification.

Why? Consider today's diesel... More
Noise and High-Speed Rail – What's the Truth?
Oct 11, 2013 7:28 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 4,159

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
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