This Saturday, May 7, the Walkable Princeton team will be leading the first-ever Princeton ‘Jane Jacobs Walk’! The short walk is an opportunity for people who love our town to explore some of the things that make it great, such as the mix of local stores, character-laden residential areas, and the University campus. What things that exist today do we want to protect, and what opportunities are there to make the town even better? Starting at the excellent Small World coffee shop at 254 Nassau Street, our 1.3-mile ‘walking conversation’ will commemorate the life of Jane Jacobs. May 4 marks what would have been the 100th anniversary of her birth. Through her life, Jacobs stood up for community planning and supported fine-grained, walkable places. Her grassroots campaigning and influential books made her a legendary figure in planning circles.
Although this is the first time that a Jane Jacobs walk has happened in Princeton, similar walks are taking place all around the world this weekend. Every Jane Jacobs walk is completely free, and led by enthusiastic members of the local community. We hope it will be a friendly opportunity to bring together people of diverse backgrounds and opinions. People who live in the neighborhood, or who know something about the local area, or even who just have thought deeply about what kind of planning works best in Princeton, are particularly encouraged to join us! We hope to see some of you there! And best of all, after such a rainy week, the weather is currently predicted to be dry!
See below for full details, or feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk more about what is happening and what to expect!
Here are the details:
- Date: Saturday May 7
- Time: 9 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.
- Start point: Small World Coffee East Nassau – 254 Nassau Street
- Tour leader will have rainbow umbrella!
- Walk length: 1.3 miles with many stops for discussion along the way.
- Well-behaved doggies and children are very welcome!