Category Archives: Alternative Transportation

Celebrate ‘Bike To Work’ Week With Two Events In Princeton

‘Bike To Work Week’ 2020 has been moved from its usual slot in May to this week, September 21-27, because of the coronavirus lockdown that struck earlier this year. Local transportation agencies Greater Mercer TMA and Keep Middlesex Moving are … Continue reading

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Princeton Considering Possibility of Closing Lower Witherspoon Street to Motor Vehicles

The Princeton Municipal Engineering Department is considering the possibility of permanently closing part of Witherspoon Street to motor vehicles, as part of a consultation on planned improvements to the streetscape. The current project involves the southern end of Witherspoon Street, … Continue reading

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Electric-Scooter Rental Program Arrives on the Streets of New Brunswick

A new electric-scooter (e-scooter) program has launched in New Brunswick, NJ. An email on Thursday from the Rutgers University Department of Institutional Planning and Operations announced the launch of the program, and by the afternoon, many young people could be … Continue reading

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NJ Transit Capital Plan Offers Clues About Dinky Train Replacement

A long-range capital plan released by NJ Transit earlier this month confirms that the agency is considering ways to replace the Dinky train, which runs between Princeton Rail Station and Princeton Junction. According to the capital plan, the existing overhead … Continue reading

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Seven Potential Cycling Solutions For Witherspoon Street

On Thursday night, the town of Princeton will host its first public consultation on reconstruction of Witherspoon Street to “formulate a master plan for this very important corridor”. All aspects of the street will be considered, including repaving the road, sidewalks, crosswalks, sewers, … Continue reading

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Run The Princeton Dinky Train To Trenton

NJ Transit is reportedly considering options for upgrading service on the ‘Dinky’ rail line, which currently runs 2.7 miles from Princeton rail station on Alexander Street, to the main line station at Princeton Junction, in West Windsor. The study will … Continue reading

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Ten Predictions For Princeton in 2020!

It’s that time of year for some guesses about what is likely to be in the news in Princeton in the next 12 months! It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future, and in Princeton things often happen more … Continue reading

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How Transit Could Guide Future Housing Construction in Princeton and New Jersey

The question of where Princeton will add new affordable housing looks set to be answered in the coming weeks, with the town’s attorney describing negotiations on a housing settlement as “in the final stretch“. The addition of new affordable housing … Continue reading

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Bikeshare Dock Removed From Princeton Town Hall After Funding Cut

The bikeshare dock next to Community Park Pool at Princeton Town Hall has been removed. The dock previously held six ‘Zagster’ bicycles, which were available for borrowing by members of the local bikeshare program, which was set up in November … Continue reading

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On-Demand Transit Could Help Riders Reach Princeton ‘Dinky’ Train

‘Princeton Future’ is hosting a community discussion “Changing The Way We Get Around” at Princeton Public Library this  Saturday (Sep 26) and it has been getting quite a lot of attention in local media.  A group of Princeton University students, … Continue reading

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