Monthly Archives: January 2015

Princeton U. Professor Alan Krueger Publishes Paper On Uber

Recently, local cab operators demanded that Princeton Council shut down Uber, a ridesourcing service that competes with traditional taxis. Now, Princeton University economics Professor Alan Krueger has co-authored a paper examining who is driving for Uber, and how much money they … Continue reading

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“Jammin’ Crepes” in Princeton Offers Lessons In Low-Tech Sustainability

Last year, “Jammin’  Crepes” opened a much-anticipated bricks-and-mortar store on Nassau Street in Princeton (previously they had operated from a stall at the Thursday Farmer’s Market). The new store offers several lessons in how to operate a sustainable enterprise in … Continue reading

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New Jersey Hit ‘Peak Car’ In 2007. But What Does The Future Hold?

‘Peak car‘ is the phrase that describes the remarkable turnaround in car use in America. Although the use of automobiles traditionally grew year after year, recently the trend has flipped, and vehicle-miles-traveled is going down. This trend also includes New … Continue reading

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A Walkable Community At Hopewell’s Scotch Road Offers Many Advantages

In December, the Planning Board of Hopewell Township put off making a decision about a proposed amendment to the community Masterplan that would permit extensive development of the area on either side of Scotch Road, between I-95 and CR-546. The … Continue reading

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Review And ‘How-To’ Of The New ‘Bikeshare’ At Princeton Station

Around Thanksgiving last year, a new ‘bikeshare’ program was launched at the new Princeton rail station. The bikeshare is an initiative of Princeton University, and was added as part of its ‘Arts and Transit’ project. Bikeshare programs now exist in dozens of … Continue reading

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Next ‘Walkable Princeton’ Meet-Up Is Next Thursday, January 15, At The Tap Room

It’s been a long time since we last got together with Walkable Princeton readers, so next Thursday, we’re going to have another meet-up! We’re going back to Yankee Doodle Tap room in the heart of walkable downtown Princeton to talk about ways to … Continue reading

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Princeton Should Take A Light Touch On ‘Uber’-style Car Service

Since Uber quietly launched in New Jersey last year, an increasing number of local residents are finding that it offers a very interesting alternative to traditional cab companies. Users can reserve a car through a smart device connected to the … Continue reading

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