Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Parking Study, Bike Plan, committee meeting

This communication has three parts:

1. Parking Study Update
In case you missed the public open house on 19 April, you can find a summary of the interim findings on the Princeton Parking Study page. The summary contains a timeline for the study. The parking inventory map shows the many and varied regulations on the study area's 4200 parking spaces.

As a reminder, please complete the online survey. You may complete the survey even if you don't drive or park a car. You may complete it more than once if you have more than one stake in parking downtown, e.g. you could be a commuter on weekdays and a patron of the shops and restaurants on weekends. You can also send longer remarks by Email (link from the parking study page).

2. Bicycle Master Plan update
Princeton's Complete Streets Committee has considered the bike committee's recommendations on the Bicycle Master Plan and liked it so much that they did more than endorse it: In the next step, the recommendation is sent jointly from the Princeton Bicycle Advisory Committee and the Complete Streets Committee, to the Planning Board.

The next bike committee meeting is Thursday, May 4, 7.30-9pm at the Municipal complex on 400 Witherspoon St. The meeting is open to the public.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Princeton parking study

Since there is only so much space on our streets, often the need for safe bicycle infrastructure is seen to collide with the need for on-street car parking.

If you have any new, innovative, out of the box ideas for resolving this dichotomy (or at least reducing the competitive pressure), now is your chance to share your ideas!

Princeton is conducting a study to improve parking regulations, policies, and management. The public (you!) are invited to provide your input and feedback.

1. Online Survey
Bicycle users will want to complete the online survey, which has questions on both parking and bicycling in Princeton. Please pass the survey on to your bicycling friends.

2. Public Open House and Workshop
DATE: April 19th, 2017
TIME: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Monument Hall
1 Monument Drive
Princeton, NJ 08542

Monday, April 17, 2017

Complete Streets Committee meets today on Bicycle Master Plan

Princeton's Complete Streets Committee is meeting today, Monday April 17, at 5.15 pm in the Municipal Building on 400 Witherspoon Street.

Among other things, they will discuss the Bicycle Master Plan and the bike committee's recommendations , in which we urge to put high priority on the dangerous corridors along Wiggins / Hamilton, Witherspoon, and Harrison Streets.

They will also discuss a design plan for Walnut Lane, the street between Princeton High School, and the John Witherspoon Middle School and Westminster Choir College. Work on this corridor will start in the coming months.

The meeting is open to the public.

At the previous Planning Board meeting, where the Bicycle Master Plan was discussed, members of the public expressed support for a safe and complete bicycle network in Princeton. A young member of the public brought a sign, an eloquent reminder of why we are doing this. (Thanks to Mayor Lempert for the photo).