Monthly Archives: May 2013

Let Kids Walk And Bike To School Like In The Old Days

As this great video from Streetfilms shows, around 50% of kids used to walk or bike to school. And this wasn’t in the days of horses and carts– we’re talking about the 1960s– well within living memory! Things have changed. … Continue reading

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The Problem With Low-Density Housing, As Seen From Space

Last week, Google made available an astonishing resource, which enables us to review satellite imagery of anywhere in the US on an annual basis from 1984 through 2012. You can read about the project here. They were able to make … Continue reading

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Why Does Princeton U. Score So Badly On Walkscore?

How walkable is your college? One way to measure this is to use Walkscore, which attempts to quantify how walkable any location is by calculating its distance from stores, services, transit and other useful stuff. We previously tested Walkscore and … Continue reading

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Ten Easy Ways To Join In National Bike Week in Princeton!

In Princeton, not many of us use cycling as our primary means of getting around. ¬†For some of us, the trip seems too far, or too dangerous. Others are not steady enough on a bike to head out on the … Continue reading

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Princeton Draws In Cars From All Around Central Jersey

Everyone has a theory about why traffic in Princeton is getting worse and worse, but if you want to understand why traffic volumes have grown in Princeton, it helps to look at the statistics. A thorough analysis of car journeys … Continue reading

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NYC Bike-share Launches; Misguided Residents Still Objecting

Many years in the coming, New York’s Citibike bikeshare program is finally launching. Similar to the Capital Bikeshare program that has existed in Washington DC since 2010 (and also similar programs in Montreal, Paris and London), the scheme allows users … Continue reading

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3 Out Of 4 Princeton Workers Live Outside Of Town

Have you ever asked your hairdresser, server or bank cashier where they live? The chances are, the answer is not ‘Princeton’. According to data collected by Ralph Widner, of the Princeton Traffic and Transportation Committee, and presented to Princeton Future … Continue reading

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Bike Ride To Prom!

Not only is May National Bike Month, for many local students it is Prom Season! In that spirit, check out this amusing video, prepared by TransForm CA, an advocacy group for transit and walkable communities based out of the Bay … Continue reading

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Why No Downtown Princeton Chipotle?!?

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Hope you had fun! If you like Mexican food, or at least, a super-sized US-style take on Mexican food, you may like Chipotle Mexican Grill. With their jumbo-sized portions and highly-customizable build-your-own ¬†burrito assembly-line, the Chipotle … Continue reading

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Does Decreasing Oil Price Offer A Chance To Fix NJ Gas Tax?

Our local roads are in terrible shape. There are potholes everywhere, and if you suffer a blowout or automobile damage after hitting one, don’t expect the state to pay. Equally, where roads are insufficient to handle traffic volume, the New … Continue reading

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