Tag Archives: Central Jersey

Friday Walkability Links

Links to Princeton area walkability stories that you might have missed… Jersey Rent Too High: House prices are through the roof in New Jersey…and it’s even worse for renters. What effect does it have on the economy and local middle-class people … Continue reading

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Howard Hughes Aims For Special Planning Process At West Windsor Cyanamid Site

One of the most significant redevelopments in the Princeton area moved a step closer yesterday as the Howard Hughes Corporation announced plans to seek a special planning process for their land holdings at the former American Cyanamid site in West … Continue reading

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Mixed-Use ‘Village’ In West Windsor Gets Go-Ahead

Realtors suggest that walkable housing is in great demand. Transit experts recommend higher density development near transit to prevent further road congestion. And now West Windsor has stepped up by approving a mixed-use development across the road from Princeton Junction … Continue reading

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Free Parking Can’t Save Central Jersey Malls- Even On Black Friday

Cross posted at Strong Towns Network. On Black Friday- traditionally a day marked by a surge of post-Thanksgiving shopping- our friends at http://www.strongtowns.org launched a nationwide appeal for members to send in photos of parking lots in their local areas. … Continue reading

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At New Brunswick Ciclovia, The Importance of Car-Free Streets Is Recognized

Last Sunday, New Brunswick hosted its first ‘Ciclovia’, an event where the streets are closed to cars so that they become fully open to people. The idea originated in Bogota, Colombia, and there are now hundreds of annual Ciclovias around … Continue reading

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Where Is The Housing Density Around Princeton?

Brandon Martin-Anderson of the MIT Media Lab has created a new map showing every person listed in the US Census. This is the most visual  exactly where people live throughout the USA. Zooming in on Princeton reveals the exact density of … Continue reading

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Princeton No Longer The Biggest Town In Mid-Central Jersey

Check out this photo of Princeton and Mercer County from the 1920s. Princeton is the only town in the area. It appears as a dense cluster of buildings (imagine how walkable it must have been!!!!) surrounded on every side by … Continue reading

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