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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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Railing about our Future
Oct 8, 2013 11:35 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 9,796

Bouncing down Live Oak Avenue, my wheelchair fairly flies, the joystick fully forward, pedal-to-metal velocity being all of 6 mph. I can feel a breeze on my face.... More
Caltrain's Real Problem
Nov 1, 2013 4:45 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 9,671

I hear all sorts of complaints about Caltrain. Principally: the trains are crowded and noisy. And there aren't enough of them.

Which reminds me of an old joke.... More
Caltrain...at Capacity
Dec 16, 2013 6:41 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 9,384

Caltrain is back in the news – perhaps the 'right news,' if not exactly good news – that the line is straining to keep up with demand. Of course, this is hardly... More
Bike Perils
Nov 20, 2013 3:19 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 8,790

In recent months my wife and I have seen two bicycle accidents kill or injure people close to us. Monday's collision on Marsh Road involved our next-door neighbor.... More
Menlo Park's Big Opportunity
Nov 13, 2013 3:02 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 8,517

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
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