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The Atlantic Cities: Why is a Patent Troll in Luxembourg Suing U.S. Public Transit Agencies? Dowell Baker, a law firm specializing in patent litigation in Lafayette, Indiana, finds companies to target in a couple different ways. The firm’s client, ArrivalStar, holds 34 U.S. patents, all related to the idea of tracking a vehicle in motion and then alerting people, through …

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Slate: The Crisis in American Walking A few years ago, at a highway safety conference in Savannah, Ga., I drifted into a conference room where a sign told me a “Pedestrian Safety” panel was being held. The speaker was Michael Ronkin, a French-born, Swiss-raised, Oregon-based transportation planner whose firm, as his website notes, “specializes in creating walkable and bikeable streets.” …

Observations from my walk home

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It is now 24-hours post blizzard, here are the things I encountered/was thinking about on my walk home. First the good: The DID Yellow Jackets did a great job per usual clearing snow and ensuring the sidewalks are clear into the crosswalk (the photo above is actually from last night). Along Snow Street, where the parking lots cleared their snow …

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Public access to S.F. bay tied to private projects [SFGate] “The public-private seam is a delicate one,” APA chief executive officer Paul Farmer mused before the award ceremony here last Wednesday. “There are tricky things involved – how do you negotiate access with a developer? How do you make public access feel truly public? When it’s done well, that’s something …