Thursday, November 29, 2012

fyi, "Bike To Transit Stations" online survey/map

"Together with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley Regional 
  Planning Commission, NJ Transit, and PATCO, SEPTA is now collecting information on how transit 
  stations can better accommodate bicyclists. The data will be collected through the OpenPlans 
  organization's "Shareabouts" platform, a crowdsourcing map that will allow users to click on a 
  specific stop or station and input information about its bike-related characteristics."

Here are some of the responses:

Princeton ("Dinky") Station  (1 response - they seem to have deleted mine from yesterday)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


I've started seeing this new word "coffeeneuring" crop up. This is apparently
"the act act of combining two great loves" where one of the great loves is
"riding a bicycle to/from a coffee shop" and the second is either "drinking
coffee" or "just hanging out in a coffee shop". More details to be found here.

Or here's another example.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"Mountain Lakes" - public talk at PPL this Thursday 7PM

Event at the public library:

"Mountain Lakes"      DATE/TIME:  Thursday, Nov 15 -     7-9PM

"Created as an ice pond in 1884, Mountain Lake gradually filled in 
 with sediment and the severe deterioration of its dams threatened 
 to drain it altogether.  Princeton Township engineering staff and 
 consultants review Mountain Lake's ice harvesting history, 
 archaeological discoveries, and the careful rehabilitation over the 
 last two years that has restored the beauty of this National Register 
 site and has preserved it for future generations."


- this blogger offers a nice color-coded version of the trail map.

- PU recently created a "Seven Parks" video which can be viewed here.

Monday, November 5, 2012

random notes

Public radio (3-minute audio clip, transcript):

      Hurricane Sandy Gets New Yorkers on Their Bikes - Lisa Mullins interviews NYC bike advocate Caroline Samponaro

From Slate Magazine:

Pedal-powered electricity generators ?