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Streetsblog is a daily news site that connects people to information about how to reduce dependence on private automobiles and improve conditions for walking, biking, and transit. Since 2006, our reporters have broken important stories about transit funding, pedestrian safety, and bicycle policy. Our writing raises the profile of these issues with policy makers and makes arcane topics like parking prices and induced traffic accessible to a broad audience.

Today, hundreds of thousands of readers rely on Streetsblog, and our online community is the connective fiber for people all over the country working to make their streets safer and more sustainable. Streetsblog USANew York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, and the national Streetsblog Network connect local advocates to one another and to a national movement for transportation reform.

Streetsblog NYC covers the five boroughs of New York and important transportation policy developments in Albany. Starting with our first scoop in 2006, which tallied up the rampant abuse of parking placards, we’ve helped set the agenda for local transportation coverage. We’re read by an influential audience of decision makers and ordinary New Yorkers passionate about improving the streets in their neighborhoods. Streetsblog stories have made the case for progressive policy changes that are saving lives and creating a more sustainable future for New York.

Streetsblog is produced by OpenPlans, a 501c3 non-profit organization. We are funded by foundation grants, sponsorships and advertising, and through generous donations from readers like you.