Category Archives: Alternative Transportation

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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Town of Princeton Reveals Draft Bicycle Circulation Plan

A map of proposed facilities for bicyclists in Princeton has been released. The draft map was drawn up by consultants funded by a grant awarded to the town by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. It proposes a network of bike … Continue reading

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New Princeton Shopping Center Circulation Plan Is a Let-Down For People On Foot And Bikes

Recent attempts to freshen up the ‘Princeton Shopping Center’ on North Harrison Street have seen remodeling of the parking lots and the arrival of new businesses, such as the instantly-popular Nomad Pizza (see photo above). But when it comes to providing for people … Continue reading

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Princeton U. Eclipses Yale With Big Bikeshare Expansion

In the Ivy League Bikeshare Battle, Princeton has taken the lead against Yale University with a significant increase in available rental bikes. The local ‘Zagster’ bikeshare program, which we profiled at its launch in 2014, saw a big expansion March 21, as … Continue reading

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