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. Transit, walking and cycling are the most obvious solutions, but Princeton lags other college towns for bicycle transportation. Whereas Palo Alto and Davis, CA have bike mode share of 28%, in Princeton it’s just 3%. Growing bicycle transportation is a huge opportunity. It is also helpful for the increasing share of local residents who are interested in healthy living and reducing their carbon footprint. But how can we make it happen? That is the subject of a discussion session hosted by ‘Sustainable Princeton’ on Thursday morning, October
29 30 (tomorrow) at Princeton Public Library at 8.30 8.15 a.m.
As part of the ‘Great Ideas Breakfast’ series, the Sustainable Princeton event will bring together four speakers to discuss innovative approaches to making cycling easier in the local area. A free sustainable breakfast from Tico’s breakfast and juice bar will be provided thanks to sponsor, local supermarket McCaffrey’s. The speakers will be:
- Jerry Foster, Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association
- Mayor Liz Lempert, discussing the new Princeton Bike Map and recent bike events in Princeton.
- Sam Bunting, Princeton Pedestrian and Bicycling Advisory Committee, talking about how the municipality works with the community to plan ‘Complete Streets’ solution.
- Ira Saltiel, of the Princeton Free Wheelers cycling group and Trenton Boys and Girls Club Bike Exchange, who will describe how they recycled 10,000 bike this year and their plans for the future.
Come on out for what promises to be an interesting session. The full event listing can be viewed at Sustainable Princeton’s website at this link.