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Between the Lines
In the "old days," to write about restaurants
in Trenton, we would limit ourselves to Chambersburg, and we would
run our helpful, handy ‘Burg map.
In this issue, thanks to Kathy Spring and staff, we have discovered
that Trenton’s dining scene offers more opportunities than just one
little neighborhood. We considered drawing a map, but found that prospect
daunting. So we recommend such websites as Mapquest. Or get a nifty
map from the Trenton Convention & Visitors Bureau by calling 609-777-1770
or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The map is free, and it shows where
to park. Getting around Trenton can be just as much of a challenge
as negotiating the streets of Chambersburg, but it can be a rewarding
Route 1 now has bridges at Alexander, Meadow, and Quakerbridge
roads so that traffic flows. But traffic entering Route 1 south, morning
or evening, has prohibitive backups from the traffic signals on Washington
Road and Harrison. So commuters choose Faculty Road, Hamilton Avenue,
or Nassau Street to get to Alexander Road and Canal Point Boulevard.
Washington Road has 40 feet of pavement width, six feet of shoulder
on each side and two 14-foot travel lanes. If a southbound right turning
lane could be provided, the backup traffic from Route 1 could be bypassed
and all this commuting traffic would use Route 1 south instead of
driving through the University’s and Princeton’s streets.
The pavement on Washington Road would have to be striped to provide
two lanes eastbound for at least 2,500 feet before the Route 1 light.
The right lane would have to be signed for right turn only. The 40-foot
pavement could be divided as follows: four-foot shoulder, two 12-foot
lanes, and one 12-foot turning lane. Grass shoulders exist on both
sides of the pavement.
I urge that Mercer County do the required striping and signing on
Route 571 (Washington Road) to improve this commuter traffic flow.
The delay on Faculty Road at Alexander Road, where Faculty Road crosses
the Dinky tracks, is dangerous.
Retired civil engineer, Prospect Street, Princeton
Thank you for including InMat in your cover story on
nanotechnology on October 16. Some clarification:
Our coatings are not to add strength to tires. They are to help tires
hold air better. They will first be used to reduce the amount of butyl
innerliner currently used for that purpose, leading to tires that
are less expensive to manufacture, lighter, more fuel efficient, safer,
and easier to recycle.
We are seeking contracts directly from the tire companies, not rubber
companies that produce the rubber. Tire companies take a long time
because any new technology has to fit into their manufacturing process
and because there is a long testing and qualification cycle required
to insure safety.
Harris Goldberg, CEO
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