Monthly Archives: November 2013

Council Decision Means Princeton’s Brick Crosswalks Will Disappear

A common site in downtown Princeton- ornamental brick sidewalks- looks set to disappear following a Princeton Council decision earlier this week. As we reported in October, there have been behind-the-scenes discussions about standardizing the mixture of different types of crosswalks … Continue reading

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Six Princeton Things We’re Thankful For This Holiday.

Living in Princeton gives us so much to be thankful for every day, with our history, walkable downtown and eclectic neighbors. We’re thankful for our friends. We’re thankful for our family. And this holiday, here are six things, all of … Continue reading

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Is That A Good Deal? ‘Charming And Cozy’

As part of an occasional series where we cast an eye over walkable rentals and real estate in Princeton, we invite you to comment on a current, local listing. You can find previous entries here and here. This is a 3-bed, 1-ba house … Continue reading

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Princeton University Should Not Be Allowed To Ban Cycling On Alexander Street

Princeton was recently certified as a ‘bike friendly community’, an award that should be cause for celebration but instead has raised questions about whether the town is really doing enough to make cycling a viable alternative to car use. Despite … Continue reading

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Washington Post Calls Princeton A ‘Super-Zip’, But Highlights Issues Of Living In Paradise…

What connects Princeton, West Windsor, Hopewell and Doylestown, PA? According to the Washington Post, they are all part of a regional cluster of  ‘Super-Zips’. The Post analyzed all US zip-code areas to rank them on a scale of 0-99 based … Continue reading

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Princeton Task Force: “Expect Alexander Street Traffic To Double”

Princeton’s attention is focused on potential changes to the Dinky train line, but the committee tasked with examining traffic and transit on Alexander Street is also developing an all-new traffic model for Princeton. The so-called ‘Alexander Street / University Place … Continue reading

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Princeton’s Crazy, Mazy Alexander Street Walk-O-Rama!

Construction of Princeton University’s ‘Arts and Transit‘ project has vexed people commuting by car into Princeton along Alexander Street, and sparked revolt from fans of the Dinky train line. But we haven’t heard much about pedestrians along Alexander Street. For … Continue reading

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Beautiful Walkable Princeton: Greenway Meadows Poetry Trail

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’. Just off Rosedale Road in … Continue reading

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Cycling Advocate Questions Decision To Award Princeton ‘Bike-Friendly’ Status

The League of American Bicyclists recently awarded Princeton ‘Bronze Bike-Friendly Community‘ status. Princeton is now one of just 5 municipalities in New Jersey to receive this award (West Windsor is another). Mayor Lempert thanked the Princeton Pedestrian and Bicyclist Committee for putting together the … Continue reading

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Two Pieces Of Good News For Princeton Sidewalk-Users!

Local pedestrians got two pieces of good news in the last week. First, the sidewalk on the south side of Paul Robeson Place has finally reopened following construction at ‘The Residences at Palmer Square‘ (see photo above). Second, Princeton Council … Continue reading

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