No Car Princeton

Rank: Digital Superhero Civic Points: 1,200
  • Other Closed
    1 Nassau St Princeton 08540, United States - Princeton

    As I was crossing the crosswalk across Nassau, at University Pl., a person driving a minivan accelerated into a right turn into Nassau. There was not a crash, but the driver was texting and there could have been. I had the right of way as I was in the crosswalk and had the walk sign.

    Drivers often proceed with a right turn here when they don’t have the right of way, bullying pedestrians to give way. This should be a signalized right, with the pedestrian crosswalk being on a separate cycle. This is one of Princeton’s most heavily used pedestrian crosswalks intersecting with a heavily used state road. Pedestrian fatalities in the United States are up 35% since 2009. This intersection should be proactively addressed to keep residents safe.

  • 7 Greenholm St Princeton 08542, United States - Princeton

    THIS IS NOT A DUPLICATE. The slip lane at Paul Robeson and Chambers needs to be closed. Cars fly through there making a right, which is dangerous. It also is part of the reasons cars do not slow to the 15 MPH posted speed limit.

    Take this publicly owned space, extend the island and the beautiful plantings in it, and extend the sidewalk around and down Paul Robeson. There is room and a need for a sidewalk on the other side of Paul Robeson. It will also be a road diet and constrict the space for cars and slow them down. No need to use expensive police time on traffic enforcement. Just design the road for the 15 MPH speed limit.

  • Paul Robeson Pl Princeton 08540, United States - Princeton
    THIS IS NOT A DUPLICATE. THIS IS NOT A DUPLICATE. In front of the YWCA on Paul Robeson (not the YMCA) are two or three buckling sidewalk slabs, creating a trip hazard for pedestrians and adding wear and tear to bicycles.
  • 53 Bayard Ln Princeton 08540, United States - Princeton
    THIS IS NOT A DUPLICATE. By the driveway to the Lewis School is a buckling sidewalk slab, creating a trip hazard for pedestrians and adding wear and tear to bicycles.
  • 25 Bayard Ln Princeton 08540, United States - Princeton
    THIS IS NOT A DUPLICATE. By the driveway to Palmer House (1 Bayard Ln) is a buckling sidewalk slab, creating a trip hazard for pedestrians and adding wear and tear to bicycles.
  • 1 Bayard Ln Princeton 08540, United States - Princeton
    This is NOT a duplicate. Across the street from the Peacock Inn is broken sidewalk, creating a trip hazard for pedestrians and adding wear and tear to bicycles.
  • 10 Bayard Ln Princeton 08540, United States - Princeton
    Across the street from 10 Bayard lane is broken sidewalk, creating a trip hazard for pedestrians and adding wear and tear to bicycles.
  • 5 Greenholm St Princeton 08540, United States - Princeton
    This side of Paul Robeson needs to be narrowed — at the very least with a striped white line — because there is zero way cars actually slow to 15 MPH as they approach the intersection with Chambers. Ideally the Township should add a sidewalk. I’ve seen folks walking along the street here or on the tree roots, they really deserve a proper sidewalk. Would be the best way to get cars to drive the speed limit too.
  • 337–365 Alexander St Princeton 08540, United States - Princeton

    This comment is for the entire asphalt walkway along the western side of Alexander St (along the golf course). If Princeton wants to increase cycling, widening the Alexander St path is low-hang fruit. Currently cyclists and peds cannot pass each other comfortably. There is space to add 2+ feet of width. This work could be added to the scope of work for the next repaving contract for the street. (Would also be reasonable to press the University to do this as a PILOT).

    Only the most confident cyclists ride on Alexander St itself, because the sharrows and painted lanes provide no protection. The town should embrace that most will ride on this path and accommodate them. A wobblier rider is turned off by having to slow down uphill when approaching a ped.

  • 161 Nassau St Princeton 08542, United States - Princeton

    Washington Rd., as it runs through Princeton’s campus, needs to be (at least) striped and ideally have a painted bike lane. There is sufficient space between where cars drive and the curb (as seen in the provided video still) and there is empirical evidence that most drivers will stay within the painted lines. Narrowing this space on the street would slow cars, greatly enhancing pedestrian safety in an area with highly used pedestrian crosswalks.

    Doing this would also create a safe space for cyclists. As is seen in the video still, many cyclists ride on the sidewalk here, despite the presence of sharrows. Providing a painted lane would get more cyclists off the sidewalk, as it would create a space more respected by cars.

    Ideally, Washington Rd would have a hardened bike lane in this available space. It would slow cars, thus protecting pedestrians, and greatly benefit cyclists. I would recommend a raised cycle track be considered (see this from NACTO: https://nacto.org/publication/urban-bikeway-design-guide/cycle-tracks/raised-cycle-tracks)

  • Pothole Open
    325–335 Alexander St Princeton 08540, United States - Princeton

    Across the street from 332 Alexander St, nearer the southern entrance to the parking lot, is a pot hole on the Alexander St bike/walk path. This presents a danger to cyclists who may not see the pot hole until the last minute, who may then swerve or slam of the breaks. Resulting conflict with people riding a bike could cause conflict with pedestrians. It is also a trip hazard for pedestrians.

    Note: a previous request for this pothole was “Archived” because it was identified as a duplicate of another service request. It was not a duplicate, so I am resubmitting it.

    Thanks!

  • Pothole Archived
    212 Alexander St Princeton 08540, United States - Princeton

    This pot hole is across from the Dinky station, it is different than the two other pot holes I have reported on the bike/walk path on Alexander St. It is between electrical pole and fire hydrant, across from the secondary entrance to the station (the one near Skillman Furniture).

    It presents a danger to cyclists who may not see it until the last moment (and May swerve into pedestrians) and to pedestrians, who may trip.

  • Pothole Archived
    332 Alexander St Princeton 08540 United States - Princeton
    Across the street from the provided address, on the Alexander St bike/walk path, is a crumbling sidewalk and pothole. This presents a danger for cyclists, who need to reduce speed at the last minute and potentially creates a dangerous conflict with pedestrians if a cyclist tries to swerve to avoid the hole. It is also a pedestrian trip hazard.
  • Pothole Archived
    220 Alexander - Princeton
    Across Alexander from 220 Alexander is a bad pothole on the bike/ped path. This is dangerous and require people traveling by bike to slow down at the last minute, potentially causing conflict with pedestrians
  • 60 Witherspoon St Princeton 08542, United States - Princeton
    Hi, there is a street tree pit without a tree. Can a tree be planted? In front of Mistral across the street from the library.
  • Other Acknowledged
    Chamber St Princeton 08542, United States - Princeton
    This beg button is in no way ADA complaint. Rolling up that narrow little strip to access your right to cross the street is insane. I’ve been stranded on this island with my son in the bikeseat — no way for me to get up there to push the button. Horrible/scary position to be in.
  • Other Archived
    120 John St Princeton 08542, United States - Princeton
    On Paul Robeson, btwn John & Bayard, there is an easy opportunity for a road diet (i.e., to narrow the roadway). Princeton should consider extend the curb to add a cycle lane next to the sidewalk on the grass (or to simply widen the sidewalk). Video still shows there is room, as the car naturally do not drive near the curb. Not only could this create safe cycling infrastructure, it would slow down the vehicles — that in particular seems like good public policy right by a facility heavily used by children.
  • 382–398 Alexander St Princeton 08540, United States - Princeton
    Hi, this crosswalk from Basin St across Alexander St is faded. This is particularly dangerous because this is after a blind turn, and cars are normally moving quite quickly. Not only should this crosswalk be more visible, Princeton should do more to slow traffic around that corner and to give notice that this is a pedestrian crossing (which I believe NJ law mandates cars stop for, right)?
  • Other Open
    421 Basin St Princeton 08540, United States - Princeton
    This is a non ADA accesible walkway between the Lawrence Apartments parking lot and Basin St. Can a ramp be added and no parking designation be placed here?
  • Other Acknowledged
    382–398 Alexander St Princeton 08540, United States - Princeton
    Hi I would like to request a bus shelter at this stop for the NJT 605. I would like to use this bus to get to daycare when the weather isn’t good enough to bike — but we will be exposed to the elements here. Thank you!