Category Archives: Complete Streets

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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Parts of Witherspoon Street in Princeton to be Converted for Outdoor Dining

Part of Witherspoon Street will become one-way only, with much of the space being given over for outdoor dining at local businesses, according to a plan adopted by Princeton Council on Monday night. The plan is the town’s response to … Continue reading

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To Allow ‘Social Distancing’, We Must Open Princeton Streets to Pedestrians

In the past two months, the coronavirus epidemic has killed almost 7,000 New Jersey residents, and sickened tens of thousand more. State directives have closed all but the most essential businesses, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without work and … Continue reading

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Closure of Alexander Street Causing Only Minor Delays for Princeton Commuters

In late 2019, Alexander Street, one of the busiest roads leading into Princeton, was closed for a period of 6 months, to allow replacement of two bridges. Traffic counts show that Alexander St is used for over 7,000 motor vehicle … 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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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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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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Consultants Recommend Intersection Design Changes To Speed Traffic at Cherry Hill Rd and US-206 in Princeton

Earlier this year, the town of Princeton closed part of Terhune Road to provide space for a parking lot for a new PFARS ambulance station. The town did not have a workable traffic management plan in place at the time … Continue reading

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Mercer County Planners Reveal Options for Bicycle Facilities on Princeton Roads

At a meeting at Princeton University’s Fields Center last week, planners from Mercer County presented their draft Bicycle Master Plan. The meeting was intended to get public input and explain the various different types of bicycle facility that the County … Continue reading

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Princeton Residents Express Anger After Town Builds Gas Station In Residential Area

Laurel Road residents attended the Princeton Council meeting last Monday to express fury at the unexpected construction of a new gas station at the bottom of Mt Lucas Road. The gas station – which is in a residential R-6 zone … Continue reading

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