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This column was prepared for the July 23, 2003 issue of U.S. 1
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Between the Lines
Here it is, U.S. 1’s seventh annual fiction
and poetry issue. We emphasize as we always do that though editors
Nicole Plett and Kathleen McGinn Spring had to make difficult choices
from all the submissions, this is not a contest — but a chance
for writers to write what they don’t normally write and readers to
read what they don’t normally read. As he did last year, our editor
jumped into the fiction fray with a fictional column (see page 67).
This issue also comes with a party, and everyone is invited —
writers whose poetry or fiction is published here, writers who
work (and we encourage you to try again next year), and all the
too. Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 14, 5 to 7 p.m. at Barnes
& Noble MarketFair. There’ll be complimentary desserts from the Barnes
and Noble cafe and hors d’oeuvres from the Big Fish Seafood Bistro.
A letter from the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian
Task Force urges support for a bicycle/pedestrian bridge over Route
1 as part of the road improvements accompanying the Penns Neck
Impact Statement (EIS) process. If you agree, send a written statement
before Friday, August 1, to Rutgers/Voorhees Transportation Policy
Institute, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick 08901, fax it to
or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The task force writes:
"We are pleased to report that the study contains a commitment
for the study and construction of a bicycle/pedestrian bridge over
Route 1 in the Penns Neck area. Importantly, this study will be
regardless of the roadway alternative that is chosen. However, the
bridge will not be constructed unless it is clear that it is needed,
that construction is feasible, and that there is local support.
"Route 1 poses a significant barrier to non-automotive east/west
travel in the Penns Neck Study Area and, indeed, for many miles in
either direction. From the perspective of a bicyclist or pedestrian,
there are no safe crossings of Route 1 in the Study Area.
"As traffic on area roadways increases, fewer and fewer
will be willing to consider alternative transportation means for short
trips or recreation due to safety issues. This will have a
hard impact on school age children who will be unable to travel
"It would give West Windsor and Princeton residents easier access
to employment destinations such as Carnegie Center, Alexander Road,
Princeton University, Sarnoff, and downtown Princeton.
"The Task Force has identified a location for the
bridge in the Penns Neck area, just south of the Dinky Bridge over
Route 1. On the east side of Route 1, this bridge would link up to
an existing discontinuous macadam path that runs parallel to the Dinky
train line behind businesses along Alexander Road to Vaughn Drive.
On the west side of Route 1, the bridge would be linked to a new path
that would proceed either west through Princeton University land to
the D&R Canal or would proceed south along Route 1 and then alongside
Alexander Road to the D&R Canal."
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