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About this blog: Growing up in Brooklyn, NY I lived in high-density housing and experienced transit-oriented services first hand. During high school and college summers I worked in Manhattan drafting tenant floor plans for high-rise office buildi... (More)
About this blog: Growing up in Brooklyn, NY I lived in high-density housing and experienced transit-oriented services first hand. During high school and college summers I worked in Manhattan drafting tenant floor plans for high-rise office buildings. This could have been a career option, but my interest in computers - unusual at the time - led me to the computer science program at the University of Wisconsin. A programming job on Page Mill Road brought me to Palo Alto after college. Since 1993 I consult on bridging law and technology, and serve as an expert witness in Intellectual Property litigation. We moved to Menlo Park's Linfield Oaks neighborhood in 1994. Neighborhood traffic issues motivated my initial volunteering as a Menlo Park Planning Commissioner, followed by a stint as a Chamber of Commerce board member and most recently a finance/audit committee member. I advocate community volunteering for meeting people, the neighborhoods, and understanding the myriad issues that somehow arise. As hobbies I collect contemporary art and vintage cameras. And? fly helicopters, which offer rare views of the nooks and crannies of the Bay Area. (Hide)
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Survey: HSR or BART?
Uploaded: Oct 16, 2015
My last post morphed into a discussion of transit options such as BART vs High Speed Rail.
In view of all the office development in Menlo Park, in particular near Facebook, i became concerned about the effects on housing quotas from ABAG engendered by all the development (not just induced by Facebook). I realized that what would make better sense is extending BART along highway 101, connecting jobs and housing around the San Francisco Bay in a much more convenient fashion. The HSR we're getting bends us out of shape on a transit choice that to me doesn't solve Bay Area mobility issues. (In Intellectual Property we call this notion of 'long-felt, unrequited need' as an indicator of obviousness of patents.)
Then it occurred to me to try out a survey of some choices not only for the information public input provides, but also to experiment with addicting surveys to the blog.
This is just to learnt SurveyMonkey capabilities.
Take the survey
What is it worth to you?
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