Category Archives: Sustainability

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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Limiting Undergraduate Parking Is Consistent With Princeton University’s History

Princeton University undergraduates and the ‘Daily Princetonian’ editorial board are protesting about a plan by the University to limit undergraduate car parking on campus. This is nothing new. Students have been protesting for decades about plans by the University to … Continue reading

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The Sights And The Scenery Of The Upcoming Princeton ‘Jane Jacobs Walk’

On Saturday, May 7, the Walkable Princeton team will be leading the first-ever Princeton ‘Jane Jacobs Walk! The even commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of the legendary urban advocate. It’s not so much a tour as a ‘walking … 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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NJ Bike-Walk Summit Comes To Town On Saturday, Mayor Lempert Among Speakers

This Saturday, the annual NJ Bike-Walk Summit will take place in the Friend Center at Princeton University. This is a new thing – in recent years the Summit has usually taken place in New Brunswick. Delegates from around the State … Continue reading

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Princeton’s Mt Lucas Road Land Purchase: A Potentially Costly Deal

Princeton’s Democratic Council members are at loggerheads over a potential open space purchase off Mt Lucas Road. Proponents argue that the purchase is necessary to prevent development of 20.4 acres of land, and to provide a link between existing open space … Continue reading

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Princeton University Issues Update On Goals Of Campus Plan

Last week, Princeton University released the first major update on the findings of its 2026 Campus Planning Exercise. The last Campus Plan led to a huge amount of development around the University grounds, including some highly-controversial projects such as the … Continue reading

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