Princeton Vision Zero Moves Forward

Sunday, September 11 by JerryFoster

Kudos to Princeton and Mercer County for implementing a new roundabout on Rosedale (CR604) at Johnson Park Elementary!

A pedestrian was killed by a driver at this location in August 2021, see:

Earlier in 2021, Princeton Council created a Vision Zero Task Force to identify ways to reduce pedestrian, bicyclist and motorist fatalities, see:

Implementing roundabouts are a sure-fire way to reduce fatal and injury crashes, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s so-called “Proven Safety Countermeasures”, techspeak for designs proven to improve safety, see:

Another proven safety measure (or countermeasure) is to give pedestrians a 3-second head start (by the pedestrian signal with the white walking figure) into an intersection before the cars get a green light, see: This design would be especially appropriate at Washington and Prosepect, where a pedestrian was killed in 2019, in the crosswalk, with the light, by a driver turning left, see:

Walkways or multi-use paths are yet another proven safety measure, see: Princeton has many such walkways, but not yet extending along Mercer Rd further south than Gallup, where another pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver in 2016, see:

Let’s hope Princeton continues to improve safety for all road users!

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