Two Weeks to Go in Our Spring Pledge Drive — Support Streetsblog Today

We’re rounding into the home stretch of the Streetsblog spring pledge drive. If you haven’t given yet, please make a donation today. Your support makes a world of difference.

When you give to Streetsblog you’re helping to set the agenda for streets and transportation policy in NYC. Ideas that surface in Streetsblog posts have a way of turning into official policy. We were reporting on the success of London’s 20 mph zones back in 2010, and today humane speed limits are in place in a growing number of neighborhoods — and could go citywide. In 2011, Streetsblog reported on the problems with NYPD’s public crash data release. As of this month, police release that information daily in a format that lets more New Yorkers see where streets are especially in need of safety fixes.

Streetsblog reporting puts public officials on the record and holds them accountable. Earlier this month, Brad Aaron got to peek inside the head of Queens State Senator Tony Avella to see the kind of thinking that the campaign for safer speed limits is up against in Albany. And remember when it looked like federal and state bureaucrats were ready to tangle NYC bike projects in years of red tape? Streetsblog broke that story, and it’s not a problem anymore.

Like many media outlets, Streetsblog is grappling with how to survive and thrive financially. We believe our readers value the impact of our reporting and will contribute to keep it going. If you agree, don’t assume other people will take care of it. Please make a secure, tax-deductible donation today. We need 250 more donations by June 1 to reach our goal!

This week, bike apparel maker Velocio has generously put up a $200 gift certificate for their goods, to be awarded to one lucky donor who gives before midnight on Tuesday.

Thank you Velocio, and thank you to everyone who’s pitched in to the pledge drive. Keep it going this week and help us finish strong.

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