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By Stuart Soffer

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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)

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Riding with the Menlo Park Police Community Academy
May 15, 2014 11:00 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 2,321

A few weeks ago I placed an MPPD Police officer into handcuffs - after I twisted his arms into a painful hold. This was part of behind-the-scenes workshops provided... More
Purge the Subscriptions Day
Apr 28, 2014 1:18 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,037

I just got off the phone with AT&T regarding my father's phone account. A very pleasant and knowledgeable person was on the other end of the line, who could also... More
Menlo Saves: Predictability is a Two-Way Street
Apr 7, 2014 8:07 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 14,220

I write this paragraph from 77th and Broadway. Looking out the window I see a great urban example: 3 traffic lanes in each direction, green median,... More
Menlo Saves: Optimizing Outcomes
Mar 19, 2014 4:04 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 10,677

(Or, Wrestling with Menlo Park's Specific Plan for El Camino in a Nutshell)

The downtown plan is a case study in conflicting optimizations. We don't need to... More
Menlo Saves: A Retrospective on Ballot Measures in Menlo Park and Palo Alto
Feb 26, 2014 12:05 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,435

My first draft of this entry began last November, but morphed over time into multiple topics. For clarity I'll focus on history.

Last November Palo Alto voters... More
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