Category Archives: The Parking Question

Prof Donald Shoup Tells NJ To Try Something Different With Parking. Is Princeton Listening?

Professor Donald Shoup gave The Vorhees Distinguished Lecture yesterday at the  Rutgers Bloustein School of Planning in downtown New Brunswick. As a planning professor at UCLA, Shoup made a career out of studying parking policies, and wrote the famous 733-page book … Continue reading

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Princeton Library Should Offer Equal Rewards For Walking And Driving

Last week, Princeton Council voted against a proposed ordinance to limit ‘free’ parking for users of Princeton’s Public Library. Library users are currently able to validate parking tickets from the municipally-owned Spring Street Garage, to allow 2 hours of parking without … Continue reading

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Porous Pavement In Doylestown

Here’s something interesting spotted on a recent visit to Doylestown, PA: it’s a parking lot with porous pavement. As seen in the photo above, the area where cars are parked is made up of a type of asphalt that allows … Continue reading

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Princeton Quietly Cancels Hamilton Avenue Bike Lane Plan

Despite promising to add a bike lane on the north side Hamilton Avenue earlier this year, Princeton Council last night waved through a plan to re-stripe the road with no bike lanes at all. The switcheroo was discussed in the … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Poised To Adopt New Overnight Parking Restrictions

Princeton Council looks set to adopt new restrictions on overnight parking in town. A vote has been scheduled for Monday night, June 8, to decide how much of the town will be subject to a ban on overnight parking.

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Princeton Coders Should Build The ‘Airbnb Of Parking’

Take out your smartphone. Click a button and say “SMALL WORLD COFFEE”. Instantly, your phone provides turn-by-turn directions to…an open parking spot near your destination of choice. You arrive shortly, and pull straight into the spot (without driving round on a frantic … Continue reading

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TBT: When Princeton Nearly Said “No” To Michael Graves

This week has seen many tributes to local architect Michael Graves, who died last Thursday at the age of 80. An internationally recognized force in the post-modern architectural movement, Graves was a true legend. The local media are full of … Continue reading

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