According to a study reported in Road Engineering Journal, the average walking speed of pedestrians 65 years and older is 4.11 feet a second. At that speed, you would need a bit under two minutes to walk the 460 feet from where the Princeton Borough Dinky station stands to where the University proposes to build a new station. If the location of the Dinky station is truly the deal-breaker for the long-debated arts and transit neighborhood (Campus Notebook, March 2), then what’s the big deal? The members of the University community and of the surrounding communities would be immensely fortunate to have access to a superb new arts neighborhood in Princeton. “All art,” said Leo Tolstoy, “has this characteristic: It unites people.” Let us hope so. And let us all unite behind art.
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