Useful Local Links
West Windsor and Local Non-governmental Groups
Bike & Pedestrian Sites
- American Walks The National Coalition of Local Advocacy Groups Dedicated to Promoting Walkable Communities.
- Bike & Pedestrian Master Plan
- Bike & Pedestrian Taskforce Disbanded by Mayor November 2005, see West Windsor Bicycle & Pedestrian Alliance
- Complete the Streets A diverse coalition of groups working in support of complete streets that benefit all users.
- Streets for People a how-to manual for people to use to bring Traffic Calming to their neighborhood, publiched by Transportation Alternatives.
- Surface Transportation Policy Project The Surface Transportation Policy Project is a diverse, nationwide coalition working to ensure safer communities and smarter transportation choices that enhance the economy, improve public health, promote social equity, and protect the environment.
- Transportation Alternatives The advocates for cycling, walking & environmentally sensible transportation.
- VTC New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center, designed for transportation professionals, government officials, activists and the public to provide
them access to the information they need regarding bicycle and pedestrian transportation.
- WalkingInfo.org Pedestrian and Bicyle Information Center
Transportation & Planning
- The Central New Jersey Transportation Forum formed in January 1999 as a commitment to address issues and concerns that arose from the Millstone Bypass Congestion Management System study. Since then it has established itself as its own entity, driven by the energies of the stakeholders to address various transportation concerns in the region. Its goals are to provide a forum for a broad range of interested stakeholders to identify and discuss major transportation and land-use issues; and to develop a consensus for appropriate planning strategies that will address identified critical issues. This is a totally interactive process in which stakeholders, with their intimate knowledge of the region, have an active role in the preliminary planning stages.
- The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission for over 30 years, DVRPC works to foster regional cooperation in a nine-county, two state area. City, county and state representatives work together to address key issues, including transportation, land use, environmental protection and economic development.
- New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)
- NJ Transit
- Penns Neck Area Bypass
- The Regional Planning Partnership an independent civic action group committed to improving the quality of community life through sound land use planning and regional cooperation.
- The Alan M. Vorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a national leader in the research and development of innovative transportation policy.
- Transit-Friendly Development: an online newsletter of transit-oriented development and land use in New Jersey, designed to keep municipal officials, planners and advocates up-to-date on the potential for development and redevelopment around transit stations. Topics include a wide array of information on transit-oriented strategies both in New Jersey and around the country.
Transit Village and Redvelopment
- Another Redevelopment Plan Successfully Challenged: Eretc v. Perth Amboy, by Timothy Duggan December 2, 2005
- Redevelopment Zones Represent Hope for Many Communities by Barry Lefkowitz
- RENEWAL BENEFITS WHO?, By Lawrence Hajna and Richard Pearsall, Courier-Post (Cherry Hill), Jan. 9, 2005
- NJDOT Transit Village Initiative The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and NJ TRANSIT spearhead a multi-agency Smart Growth partnership known as the Transit Village Initiative.
- Demographics of the New Jersey Transit Villages - Assessing the Impacts of the New Jersey Transit Village Initiative, 2003, Professor Jan Wells, Program Administrator/Assistant Research Professor at the Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University
Please note that local newspaper articles are generally available free online for 14 days after publication, and are then moved to a subscription archive.
- Many question selection process in West Windsor to fill vacancy, by Emily Craighead, The Princeton Packet, May 30, 2006
- Eminent Domain's Pre-Eminence, By Laura Mansnerus, New York Times, May 28, 2006, New Jersey
- Public involvement critical to process,
PJNC LETTER TO THE EDITOR, The Princeton Packet, Tuesday, March 28,
- Selling a transit village: NJT pushes Hamilton plan over council objections , by Darryl R. Isherwood, Trenton Times, Tuesday, March 28, 2006
- End redevelopment pay-to-play, Editorial, Trenton Times, Sunday, March 12, 2006
- Council OKs taking of Broadway Arts properties; Building owners: We want right to develop our own properties, by Christine Varno, Atlanticville, Thursday, March 9, 2006
- Editorial, The Princeton Packet, Sunday, March 7, 2006
- Residents, mayor differ on housing , by Chris Strugis, Trenton Times, Thursday, March 06, 2006
- West Windsor mayor grilled on train station area development, by Emily Craighead, The Princeton Packet, Wednesday, March 06, 2006
- Hamilton residents want project stopped, by Darryl R. Isherwood, Trenton Times, Thursday, March 02, 2006
- Tainted fill stirs fears: Hamilton, W. Windsor sites contaminated, by Darryl R. Isherwood, Trenton Times, Thursday, March 02,
- Junction site gets redevelopment OK -- Skeptical neighbors will remain vigilant:, by Chris Strugis, Trenton Times, February 16, 2006
- GOP trio attacks development plan - seeks to rescind Hamilton ordinance:, by Darryl R. Isherwood, Trenton Times, February 16, 2006
- Lawyer condemns redevelopment plan, by Chris Strugis, Trenton Times, December 13, 2005
- West Windsor Council to Consider Junction Redevelopment (re PNC Bank) West Windsor & Plainsboro News, November 18, 2005
- West Windsor Should Rethink Redevelopment West Windsor & Plainsboro News, November 18, 2005
- Group Looks to Work With West Windsor on Junction Plan, West Windsor & Plainsboro News, November 18, 2005
- West Windsor ZIP Code Name Change West Windsor & Plainsboro News, November 18, 2005
- Princeton Junction Redevelopment Report, West Windsor & Plainsboro News, November 4, 2005
- Princeton Junction Transit Village Forum Planned, West Windsor & Plainsboro News, November 4, 2005
- Township is proactive on roadway safety The Packet Letters to the Editor, 10/7/2005, on the same topic see also
- County announces interim 571 improvements Improvements to several intersections along county Route 571 will be made by mid-June, 3/25/2005
- Princeton Junction residents seek Route 571 upgrades:, Residents turn out for neighborhood coalition session, by David Campbell, Staff Writer Princeton Packet, March 8, 2005
- Pedestrian safety tops wish list for junction area -- Intersection of Route 571 and Cranbury Road
described as "ticking time bomb" for those on foot, By Shanay Cadette, Staff Writer, 03/05/2004
- Residents prove walking is a perilous activity -- Officials taken
on tour of Route 571 in Princeton Junction area, By Shanay Cadette, Staff Writer, 04/06/2004
executive holds second town meeting -- Roads and voting machines were among the top topics, By Shanay Cadette, Staff Writer, 06/11/2004
- WW considers
paying for a Rt. 571 proposal, Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh asks Township Council to spend $59,000 to prepare its case before county officials,
By Shanay Cadette, Staff Writer, 08/13/2004
- NJ Transit
offers vision for station -- Some residents voice fears over noise, traffic and taxes,
By Shanay Cadette, The Packet Group, 10/01/2004
Windsor awaits studies that may redirect its future -- Train station area subject of at
least four major research projects, By Shanay Cadette, Staff Writer, 10/15/2004