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Princeton, NJ: Explore East Nassau

  • 254 Nassau Street Princeton, NJ USA (map)
East Nassau Street sidewalk - 'Hoagie Haven' sandwich bar

Let's talk about what is awesome about Princeton!

Date & Time: Saturday, May 7, 2016; 9 am to 10:30 am

Starting at the amazing Small World Coffee at 254 Nassau Street, we will take a gentle Saturday morning walk around Princeton's East Nassau Street neighborhood. This area, formerly known as 'Gasoline Alley' is now one of Princeton's most eclectic and interesting places to be! The legendary planning activist Jane Jacobs said that we can learn what works through observation. We will be looking at a variety of sites in the East Nassau neighborhood to try to understand what works well in Princeton.

For example, we will look at:

  • New developments at 259 Nassau (the new '7-11'/USPS site) and 255 Nassau (mixed use apartments)
  • Traditional mixed-use buildings on Nassau Street
  • New walkable living spaces on Olden Street - Princeton University's ecologically-sensitive 'Andlinger Center For Energy and the Environment'
  • Modular homes on Prospect Avenue - 'Tree Streets neighborhood'

Along the way, we will take lots of breaks to consider:

  • What do we like? What would we like to see more of? Or less of?
  • Does the neighborhood work for people on foot or using bicycles?
  • Is the neighborhood inclusive of all peoples?

The walk will celebrate what would have been Jane's 100th birthday. Come along and let's talk about what works in Princeton!

Theme: Walking

Host: Sam Bunting, Walkable Princeton

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, Seniors, Children.

Registration: All are welcome! If you want to let us know you are coming, email! We will be particularly happy if you can join us if you know something about the neighborhood or have an opinion about what kind of planning would work in Princeton.

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