One major strength in Princeton's parking program is that it is possible to walk nearly everywhere on campus, so parking is a non-issue. There are plenty of restaurants, shops, and small groceries within walking distance of the dorms. For independent students who need a wider selection of food, the Undergraduate Student Government has organized a free grocery delivery service. When students need to go off-campus, there are plenty of shuttle buses between the dorms and parking lots throughout the day.
It is possible to walk everywhere in the town of Princeton. For those who are not so energetic to walk to distant parking lots to pick up their cars, a campus shuttle runs throughout campus. While the shuttle bus runs regularly through most of the day, the parking lots are far from campus security booths. The lots all have lights and campus security blue phones, but they can be intimidating during certain times of day. That said, crime in the parking lots is rare, but it would be a good idea to carry a cell phone at the very least.