Introducing the Streetsblog Network

netgrab2.jpgWe’ve just launched our shiny new transportation-policy blog network, and we’re pretty darn excited. You can find out why by clicking here.

Streetsblog Network (http://usa.streetsblog.org) brings together more than 100 blogs from 31 states — and counting. Its purpose is twofold: to create a place where people who blog on smart growth, livable streets and sustainable transportation issues can come together and learn from each other. And to provide a clearinghouse for information related to the transportation bill, or "TEA," that directs the spending of hundreds of billions of federal dollars. The next such bill is set to come up for reauthorization in 2009.

Federal transportation policy has long been a Beltway insider’s game, one where the highway lobby held most of the cards. This time, a coalition of organizations called Transportation for America has come together with the aim of taking the next TEA bill in a different direction.

We’ll be using the Streetsblog Network site to give readers and bloggers opportunities for action on the TEA bill, information about upcoming committee hearings — pretty much all the news on this legislation that we can get our hands on.

Think of it as a community that gets things done.

  • arlene

    I wish someone would take responsibility for getting bikers off our sidewalks.

    If bicycles were required to have license plates we might be able to make citizen’s arrests using our ubiquitous cellphone cameras.

    With increasing heavy traffic on streets and avenues– with and/or without bike lanes– more and more brazen riders are weaving down sidewalks, especially in Manhattan. And not only delivery guys!

  • James

    I wish someone would take responsibility for getting dangerous drivers off our streets.

    If cars were required to have license plates we might be able to make citizen’s arrests using our ubiquitous cellphone cameras. Oh wait, they already have license plates and the NYPD/DA does nothing against speeding and reckless drivers, what makes you think a ‘citizens’ arrest will be more successful for bicycles with license plates which you will hardly be able to read anyway.

    With increasing heavy traffic on streets and avenues– with and/or without bike lanes– more and more brazen drivers are speeding down avenues, especially in Manhattan. And not only taxi drivers!

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