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Cast Your Vote for the 2013 NYC Streetsies — and Give to Streetsblog!

Posted By Ben Fried On December 23, 2013 @ 8:56 am In The Streetsie Awards | 4 Comments

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Welcome to the reader’s choice portion of the 2013 NYC Streetsies. Before you vote, take a moment to consider everything that’s changed this year. Look at all the pedestrian, bike, and bus improvements we have to sift through to anoint the best. Six years ago [2], before the Janette Sadik-Khan DOT had time to really get rolling, we didn’t have nearly so much (or such high-quality stuff) to choose from.

Will next year and the year after yield so many worthy nominees for the Streetsies? There are still plenty of traffic-plagued streets in need of a total overhaul, but making it happen won’t be easy. Streetsblog will be doing everything we can to press the new administration to improve pedestrian safety, add protected bikeways, and redesign car-centric streets to prioritize transit. If you haven’t given to our year-end pledge drive yet, please make a tax-deductible contribution today [3].

Your gift will go twice as far thanks to a generous anonymous donor: Every contribution to Streetsblog NYC before the end of the year will be matched up to $10,000. And readers who donate $50 or more will enter our drawing for a new PUBLIC C7 or V7 bicycle — we’ll pick two winners in January. Please give [3] and support journalism that makes a difference for livable streets.

The NYC Streetsie polls are open until midnight on December 28, and to maximize your voting pleasure, you can head over to the Capitol Hill Streetsies [4]. Our year-end publishing schedule will resume on Friday. Have a great holiday everyone.

Best Livable Streets Victory

Total Voters: 382

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Best Pedestrian Safety Project

Total Voters: 275

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Best Bike Lane Project

Total Voters: 295

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Best Bus Project

Total Voters: 260

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Best Plaza Project

Total Voters: 190

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Realest Bill de Blasio Quote of the Year

Total Voters: 282

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NIMBY of the Year

Total Voters: 231

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Best Dorothy Rabinowitz Catchphrase

  • “The bike lobby is an all-powerful enterprise.” (62%, 196 Votes)
  • "Begrimed" (21%, 67 Votes)
  • “Do not ask me to enter the mind of the totalitarians running this government.” (17%, 54 Votes)

Total Voters: 317

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[1] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/streetsie_2013.jpg

[2] Six years ago: http://www.streetsblog.org/2007/12/25/the-streetsies-2007-awards/

[3] please make a tax-deductible contribution today: https://openplans.secure.force.com/pmtx/cmpgn__Donations?id=701A0000000hx4c

[4] Capitol Hill Streetsies: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2013/12/20/streetsie-awards-peoples-choice-vote-for-the-best-and-worst-of-2013/

[5] launches nation's largest bike-share system: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/05/27/n

[6] people can't get enough: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/12/12/d

[7] stop referring to traffic crashes as "accidents": http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/03/11/ray-kelly-nypd

[8] StreetsPAC endorses the winner in 13 of 18 City Council primaries: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/09/11/big-winners-on

[9] 20 cameras near schools: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/08/26/nycs-fir

[10] NYC DOT's Pulaski Bridge fix: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/12/19/unveil

[11] replacing Sheridan Expressway with surface street: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/06/26/city-recommends-replacing

[12] Fourth Avenue road diet in Park Slope: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/07/11/brooklyn-cb-6-reverses-course-supports-fourth-avenue-traffic-calming/

[13] Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/07/16/eyes-on-the-street-adam-clayton-powell

[14] Williamsbridge Oval 20 mph speed limit and pedestrian upgrades: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/08/23/eyes-on-the-street-traffic-calming-20-mph-zone-at-williamsbridge-oval/

[15] current version: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/11/21/dot-cuts-community-endorsed-harlem-pedestrian-space-for-d

[16] College Point Boulevard pedestrian islands: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/09/17/eyes-on-the-street-pedestrian-islands-on-college-point-boulevard-in-flushing/

[17] Extension of First Avenue protected bike lane: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/10/25/a-look-at-the-safer-smoother-first-avenue-in-east-harlem/

[18] Brownsville's first bike lanes: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/07/23/eyes-on-the-street-brownsville-celebrates-its-new-bike-lanes/

[19] Queensboro Bridge approach in Manhattan: http://www.streetsblog.orgapproach http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/04/02/dot-proposes-safer-queensboro-bridge-approach-awaits-vote-from-cb-6/

[20] Extension of Columbus Avenue protected bike lane: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/08/14/eyes-on-the-street-a-complete-street-on-columbus-avenue-completed/

[21] Better bike access to the Bronx River Greenway: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/11/01/eyes-on-the-street-bronx-river-greenway-access-streets-get-upgrades

[22] upgraded to two-way bike lane: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/10/29/eyes-on-the-street-vernon-boulevard-gets-bikeway-upgrade/

[23] Manhattan Bus Time: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/10/07/bus-time-went-live-in-manhattan-this-morning/

[24] B44 Select Bus Service: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/11/18/bloomberg-on-sbs-benefits-real-numbers-not-just-somebodys-opinion/

[25] Bx41 Select Bus Service: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/07/01/the-bronx-gets-its-second-select-bus-service-route/

[26] Willoughby Plaza: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/01/18/at-nycs-first-plaza-paint-and-planters-are-now-curbs-and-concrete/

[27] Marcy Plaza: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/09/10/bed-stuy-cuts-the-ribbon-on-marcy-plaza-celebrating-reclaimed-space/

[28] Liberty Avenue and 101st Avenue: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/11/25/eyes-on-the-street-reading-in-ozone-parks-new-plaza/

[29] Coenties Slip: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130308/financial-district/new-pedestrian-plazas-coming-water-street

[30] George B. Post Plaza: http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/36/5/dtg_pedestrianplaza_2013_01_25_bk.html

[31] "I'm a motorist.": http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/10/23/waffling-on-plazas-de-blasio-ignores-vision-zero-reverts-back-to-form/

[32] "Transportation determines opportunity, livability, business climate. For many people, the absence of affordable transportation... constrains opportunities.”: http://bit.ly/1gQW6Ur

[33] A “livable streets agenda” should expand to all boroughs.: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/08/27/nyregion/where-the-mayoral-candidates-stand-on-key-issues.html?_r=0

[34] "They are, in the final analysis.": http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/06/26/de-blasio-bike-lanes-t

[35] "Where they’ve worked, great, let’s keep them. Where they haven’t worked let’s revise them or change them.”: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/02/06/toeing-the-nb

[36] Groningen: The World’s Cycling City: http://www.streetfilms.org/groningen-the-worlds-cycling-city/

[37] Citi Bike Debuts in New York City!: http://www.streetfilms.org/citibike-debuts-in-new-york-city/

[38] The Indianapolis Cultural Trail: The Next-Gen in U.S. Protected Bike Lanes: http://www.streetfilms.org/the-indianapolis-cultural-trail/

[39] Salt Lake City: A Red State Capital Builds Ambitious Transit: http://www.streetfilms.org/salt-lake-city-utah-a-conservative-state-builds-progressive-transit/

[40] Bicycle Anecdotes From Amsterdam: http://www.streetfilms.org/bicycle-anecdotes-from-amsterdam/

[41] 99 Bank Street: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/04/30/reality-check-bike-share-station-takes-up-less-space-than-parked-cars/

[42] Allen Bortnick: http://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2013/43/br-fourth-avenue-vote_2013_10_25_bk.html

[43] "Mount Morris Takes Action": http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/11/21/dot-cuts-community-endorsed-ha

[44] JD Carlisle: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/03/28/dot-pulls-plug-on-kips-bay-plaza-after-developer-takes-back-its-support/

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