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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Demolition Work At Old Princeton Hospital Closes Franklin Ave Sidewalk

On Franklin Avenue, the consequences of one of the biggest land use decisions in Princeton can now be seen. The 8-level building that formerly housed Princeton hospital is in the final stages of demolition. With the other, lower buildings already demolished, the half-wrecked … Continue reading

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Kudos To Princeton Public Works Department For Sidewalk Repairs

Check out the photo above- a section of sidewalk was lifted by a growing tree root, creating a trip hazard for pedestrians. Thanks to remedial action by the Princeton Public Works department, the situation has been much improved. Specifically, they have … Continue reading

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Princeton Predictions for 2015

‘Town Topics’ just published a very nice review of the year 2014. But what does the New Year have in store? Here are ten stories which are likely to be bothering our local reporters in 2015. We’ll check back at the … Continue reading

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