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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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Menlo Park's Big Opportunity
Nov 13, 2013 3:02 pm
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Menlo Park has a big opportunity to address growth. (Special thanks to "chimera" and others who pointed this out.)

For years, downtown development projects have... 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
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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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