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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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Too Old to Drive
Oct 20, 2013 4:38 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 14,582

Everyone knows about last week's accident on Santa Cruz Ave. A 90-year-old... 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: 4,798

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: 14,767

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
Railing about our Future
Oct 8, 2013 11:35 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 14,640

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
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