Monthly Archives: October 2014

Free Breakfast And Sustainable Cycling Discussion At Princeton Public Library Tomorrow

Princeton roads are full and parking is tough. It’s not clear that there’s space for any more cars. Future transportation needs in the area must be addressed by making it easier for people to switch to other forms of transport. … Continue reading

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Marchetti’s Constant, And Transit Around Princeton

Most people in Princeton and Central Jersey would like to see better transit options. But in practice, the few transit options that we already have are not heavily used. Buses are driving around half-full, and the Dinky train is under-utilized. What … Continue reading

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Friday Walkability Links

Links to Princeton area walkability stories that you might have missed… Jersey Rent Too High: House prices are through the roof in New Jersey…and it’s even worse for renters. What effect does it have on the economy and local middle-class people … Continue reading

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Princeton’s ‘Poe Road Preservation Associaton’ Has Got It Wrong On Sidewalks

This weeks ‘Town Topics’ features a letter from a local resident claiming to represent the ‘Poe Road Preservation Associaton’, a group of neighbors who have organized to oppose a municipal engineering project that will complete a key section of Princeton’s … Continue reading

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Princeton Assembly Member Proposes Regional School Boards

Donna Simon (R) who represents Princeton in the New Jersey Assembly, is proposing new legislation to set up a task force to study the possibility of regional school boards (via Her goal is to promote efficiency and save taxpayer dollars.

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In Princeton’s Tree Streets Neighborhood- Is This Graffiti Or A Political Statement?

One of the things that makes downtown Princeton so walkable is the mixture of houses old and new, gardens, parks and many different things to draw the eye of the walker. Walking is enjoyable, because there are many things to … Continue reading

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Howard Hughes Aims For Special Planning Process At West Windsor Cyanamid Site

One of the most significant redevelopments in the Princeton area moved a step closer yesterday as the Howard Hughes Corporation announced plans to seek a special planning process for their land holdings at the former American Cyanamid site in West … Continue reading

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I Saved A Gallon Of Gas On Princeton #Carfree Day. Here Are 5 Things I Learned…

Carf-ree Day 2014 has come and passed. Did you replace your car trip? I did, and by switching to a combination of bicycle/Dinky/NJ Transit train/bus/walking, I managed to save a full gallon of gas. Lifting a gallon of milk from … Continue reading

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Hightstown Eyes Form-Based Zoning Code To Revitalize Downtown

Hightstown, NJ has taken the first step toward a Masterplan amendment that aims to revitalize its historic downtown. The forward-thinking planning changes aim to preserve the character of the Borough while activating central commercial areas.

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