Category Archives: Alternative Transportation

Bus Rapid Transit Comes To US-1 But Not (Yet) In Princeton

New Jersey Department of Transport (NJDOT) recently allowed cars to drive on shoulder lanes on part of US-1, a key highway in Central New Jersey which runs past Princeton and connects local towns like West Windsor, Plainsboro and South Brunswick. … Continue reading

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The High Cost Of New York/NJ Transit Projects: Some Possible Explanations

New Jersey commuters to New York city are currently suffering through what NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo called a ‘Summer of Hell‘. Emergency maintenance on tracks around New York Penn Station has resulted in service cuts and packed trains. In … Continue reading

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Fixing Princeton’s Parking Problems In Three Easy Steps

The town of Princeton is holding a public meeting tonight (June 14) to discuss parking. The meeting is the latest in a series of discussions led by consultants hired by the town to evaluate issues relating to parking. These issues … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Live In Trenton

The short answer is “white privilege”. I can afford Princeton, and Princeton is pretty awesome. But as an urbanist, I actually *want* to live in Trenton. It’s affordable, diverse, has a real sense of character and history, and great transit … Continue reading

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Princeton Planning Board To Consider Draft Bike Master Plan – Key Details Are Missing

On Thursday, March 16, the Princeton Planning Board will hold a work session to discuss a  ‘bike master plan’. The plan has been under development for several years, and is intended to create a safe network of routes to allow … Continue reading

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World Trade Center PATH Station Is Amazing And Worth The Money

A couple of weeks ago, I finally got the chance to visit the new World Trade Center PATH station in New York, which its spectacular ‘Oculus’ hall. The station is absolutely amazing, and a fitting addition to the world’s greatest … Continue reading

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New Bikeshare Dock Added At Princeton Shopping Center

Short-term bike rental has arrived in the town of Princeton with the addition of a new bikeshare station next to McCaffrey’s supermarket at the Princeton Shopping Center. The new station features Zagster bikeshare cycles, the same as those found at the bikeshare … Continue reading

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