Monthly Archives: October 2013

Homes For Diversity And Inclusivity Part 1: Accessory Dwellings

Princeton planning and zoning has had unintended exclusionary outcomes, making it hard for local middle-class workers to live in town, and incentivizing car-dependency and traffic. In this series, we explore options for adding more walkable housing in Princeton to enable … Continue reading

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Beautiful Walkable Princeton: Stony Brook Near Johnson Park School

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’. The Stony Brook is

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Janette Sadik-Khan: Walking The Walk.

What does it take to get progress in walkability and great urban spaces? According to Gil Penalosa, founder of 8-80 Cities, the primary issue is

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Princeton Tigerlabs At The Forefront Of Urban Tech Entrepreneurship

You might not even know it, but downtown Princeton is home to Jersey’s most exciting technology startup space! Tigerlabs, on Nassau Street at Chambers Street, is a “a flexible co-working venue for emerging startup companies”, providing a shared working environment, mentorship … Continue reading

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Princeton Town Must Not Miss Out On Upcoming University Bikeshare Program

The Daily Princetonian recently called for Princeton University to launch a bikeshare scheme similar to the Citibike scheme which launched in New York earlier this year. The good news for the students is that Princeton University is indeed planning a … Continue reading

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At New Brunswick Ciclovia, The Importance of Car-Free Streets Is Recognized

Last Sunday, New Brunswick hosted its first ‘Ciclovia’, an event where the streets are closed to cars so that they become fully open to people. The idea originated in Bogota, Colombia, and there are now hundreds of annual Ciclovias around … Continue reading

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Is That A Good Deal? ‘Walkable Cape Cod’

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. Today we are looking at … Continue reading

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Choose Walkability Questions For Princeton Council Candidates

This coming November, Princeton will elect two Council members. The positions are contested by two incumbent Democrats, Jenny Crumiller and Patrick Simon, and a Republican challenger, Fausta Rodriguez-Wertz. We plan to ask the candidates some questions about walkable living, housing … Continue reading

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‘Great Plant Rescue’ At Old Princeton Hospital Site As Local Residents Sue Planning Board

Here’s some great news! All the plants and landscaping features from around the old Princeton Hospital site on Witherspoon Street are being lifted out and transplanted to new homes! Local residents, Princeton Healthcare Systems staff, the Department of Public Works … Continue reading

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Time For A Proper Public Consultation About The 369 Witherspoon Street Site

The future of the 369 Witherspoon Site looks set to be one of the biggest redevelopment questions facing Princeton in the coming years. Competing plans are circulating for re-use of the site, but are any of these plans right? It’s … Continue reading

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