Friday, December 4, 2015

in Japan, it's Ōpunsupēsu (open space)

Mountain Lakes Holiday Open House - put some spice into your Saturday ride
by refueling with hot cider provided by FOPOS. Details here and here.

Meanwhile, at the New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit next Feb 27, to be held
at the Friend Center on campus, corner of Olden and William, there will be
"over 20 panel sessions and presentations, including a pecha kucha session".

Wikipedia tells us "Pecha Kucha (Japanese for 'chit-chat') is a presentation
style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. The format, which keeps
presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called
Pecha Kucha Nights".

What if somebody challenged you to give, within 2-3 minutes, a high-level view
of the bicycling situation, and its best aspects, here in Princeton ? Maybe you'd
sketch a diagram like the one below. The chief things to note about our town being

                  - it's on the D&R canal towpath 
                  - it isn't flat - one must quite often contend with the ridge [*]
                  - the university is the dominant landowner, employer, etc.
                  - we are very fortunate to have a girdle or "green belt" of open space.
                  - close nearby is a fine recreational facility (the LHT),
                  - there are many scenic/hilly roads to explore, in the Sourland.

[*]  noted in the news recently, a 10-acre property on the ridge (Ridgeview Rd) has
     been donated to the NJ Conservation Foundation. While I'm not certain, I think
     this new open space might be adjacent to, or bisected by, the Transco 
     pipeline right-of-way, which is shown as a dashed line in the drawing. If so,
     one might envision a nice car-free trail crossing the ridge to Montgomery Twp

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