Monthly Archives: May 2015

Princeton Coders Should Build The ‘Airbnb Of Parking’

Take out your smartphone. Click a button and say “SMALL WORLD COFFEE”. Instantly, your phone provides turn-by-turn directions to…an open parking spot near your destination of choice. You arrive shortly, and pull straight into the spot (without driving round on a frantic … Continue reading

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‘A Princeton Of Villages’ – How Princeton Planned To Grow To A Green Community Of 40,000 People

Open space. A complete network of cycle paths. Housing options that preserved social and economic diversity. Stores that can be accessed easily on foot. All this was envisaged in 1973 by the Princeton Planning Board, as part of a 20-year vision … Continue reading

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Princeton Planners Identify Four Potential Sites For New Affordable Housing

The Princeton Planning Board got an update on Wednesday night about affordable housing. Planning Director Lee Solow outlined the process by which the town will need to respond to a landmark decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court from earlier this year, … Continue reading

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How To Make Valley Road A ‘Complete Street’ That Works For Everybody

Princeton’s engineers held a public meeting last week to discuss planned upgrades to sanitary sewers and storm drains on Valley Road. As Princeton’s ‘Complete Streets’ policy calls for roads to be designed with all users in mind, the engineers also discussed opportunities … Continue reading

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Final Report Of Princeton Transit Task Force Recommends Streetcar Upgrade For Dinky Rail Line

A task force set up to consider upgrades to transit service along Alexander Street and University Place is set to present a final report to Princeton Council. Their ‘preferred alternative’ is a streetcar/light rail service operating on the existing Princeton Branch … Continue reading

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Princeton U. Requests Input For Campus Plan With ‘Campus Compass’ Website

Princeton University is reaching out to students, faculty, and members of the community with a new website called ‘Campus Compass‘. The site allows people to inform the University about how they use the campus, as part of the ongoing effort … Continue reading

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Remembering The Old Princeton Trolley

Any day now, the long-awaited report of the Princeton Alexander Street-University Place MOU Transit Task Force is due to be published. The Task Force was established to investigate opportunities for upgrading transit service along the key Alexander Street corridor leading … Continue reading

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