Monthly Archives: September 2013

Can You Bear To Read These Offensive Blog Comments, Left After Affordable Housing Court Decision??

A key solution for Princeton’s ongoing traffic and parking challenges is to enable people to live closer to where they work, so that they have the option of walking or cycling instead of using a car. Sadly, Princeton has got … Continue reading

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Parking Fiasco Exposes Princeton’s Failure To Add Needed Housing

Reporting from Planet Princeton this week exposed an extraordinary scam where employees at local businesses bypassed Princeton parking regulations by placing menus, coasters and receipts from their place of employment in their windshields. Apparently, local parking enforcement did not write … Continue reading

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Where Is The Housing Density Around Princeton?

Brandon Martin-Anderson of the MIT Media Lab has created a new map showing every person listed in the US Census. This is the most visual  exactly where people live throughout the USA. Zooming in on Princeton reveals the exact density of … Continue reading

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Princeton, Is That A Good Deal? “Normandy-Inspired”

As part of an occasional series where we cast an eye over rental properties and real estate walkable to downtown Princeton, we invite you to comment on a local listing. You can find previous entries here and here. Apartments to rent are hard … Continue reading

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What Happened When A Local Mom Asked Princeton For Improved Crosswalks?

Last Wednesday, two representatives of ‘Walkable Princeton’ accompanied Dr Rachael Winfree, a Princeton resident, to a meeting of the municipal Traffic and Transportation sub-committee that deals with pedestrian improvements to local streets. (Regular readers will recall that we recently reached … Continue reading

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How Many Car-Free Households Are There In Princeton?

Two wheels is enough for lots of people in Princeton! (click to expand) Tomorrow, September 24, is Car-Free Day! Will you be leaving your car behind? Among the estimated 6,400 people who both live and work in Princeton, fewer than … Continue reading

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Princeton Kills Personal Rapid Transit, Dinky Heavy Rail Extension Plans

Princeton Council heard testimony at their September 9 meeting from Kevin Wilkes, the Chair of the Alexander Street / University Place Transit Task Force. He reported that the possibility of a heavy rail extension of the Dinky Line to take … Continue reading

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Beautiful Walkable Princeton: Barbara Smoyer Park

This post is part of a series where we celebrate the many beautiful and characterful sights of Princeton, NJ. You can find previous entries in this series here and here or by searching our site for ‘beautiful walkable Princeton’. Princeton’s Barbara Smoyer Park is … Continue reading

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Princeton’s Walkable, Inclusive YMCA Gets An Awesome New Gym: We Take A Tour.

Last Saturday, Princeton’s YMCA held the official ribbon-cutting of its new fitness suite. The ‘Jim and Nancye Fitzpatrick Wellness Center’, to give the gym its full name, features a thorough-upgrade of the facilities.

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Last Call For Crosswalk Meeting: Wednesday 2p.m. At Witherspoon Hall.

Last week we reported about Rachael Winfree, a Princeton mother who is trying to persuade Princeton municipal officials to enhance pedestrian safety measures at crosswalks over Chambers Street. Chambers Street is used as a rat-run by crosstown drivers, who

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