Letters: New Princeton Needs Leadership of Miller and Butler

To the Editor:

It has been my privilege to live in the Princeton Bubble for more than 40 years. It is indeed a very nice place. As with all things, it is not perfect. It does come close, but could come even closer. That is why I support Jo Butler and Bernie Miller for town council.

Princeton was very good as separate town and township. The merger can also be good, but it needs Jo Butler and Bernie Miller’s fiscal tenacity and good judgment to be really good; else, we’ll just get “good enough”.

The University’s Art’s campus will be nice, but it could have been truly World Class had the Arts embraced a sustainable mobility system rather than simply shoving the Dinky down the hill to get it out of the way of a new access road to a parking garage. What a shame! Jo and Bernie worked hard trying to make it World Class. Unfortunately, they came up short, but they really tried. Consequently, I am confident that they are the right people to make the best out of “not as good as should be” situations. While many of us walk and bike, even in Princeton, more than 80% of our trips are taken in cars; an overwhelming majority with just a driver. As a percentage of all trips in Princeton, those taken by the Freebie, University Buses and NJT buses are less than the measurement error in the trip estimation process.

At some point, when we finally become serious about sustainability, we’ll need to really confront how we all get around in Princeton. Jo and Bernie certainly have a track record of really trying to find the best way. They deserve our vote to keep trying.

Alain L. Kornhauser

Join Our Orbit

Receive Push Notifications

Click to subscribe to notifications

Events Calendar

« January 2019 » loading...
M T W T F S S
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
Wed 23

Media Arts Exhibition

January 22 @ 10:00 am - February 16 @ 4:30 pm
Wed 23

Annual Friends of the Hopewell Library Book Sale

January 23 @ 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 23

Princeton University Student Sculpture Exhibition

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wed 23

Wacky Wednesday Storytime at Barnes & Noble

January 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 23

Biotech Fireside Chat with Dr. Steve Sun

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 23

Berklee Jazz Festival Preview

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 23
%d bloggers like this: