Streetsblog connects people to information about how to reduce dependence on private automobiles and improve conditions for walking, biking, and transit — one of the great equity issues of our era. Since 2006, our reporters have broken important stories about efforts to prevent pedestrian injuries and deaths, build out bicycle networks, and make transit more useful. Our writing raises the profile of these issues with policy makers and turns arcane topics like parking requirements and induced traffic into accessible stories for a broad audience. It also centers the importance of transit in creating true equality of mobility. Today, hundreds of thousands of readers rely on Streetsblog and our video production partners at Streetfilms to link into a national movement for transportation reform. Streetsblog USA, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Denver produce original reporting and commentary that aims to change the cars-first status quo on their cities' streets. 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 public officials and ordinary New Yorkers passionate about improving the streets in their neighborhoods. Streetsblog NYC stories have made the case for progressive policy changes that are saving lives (which are disproportionately lost in communities of color), expanding access to affordable transportation options, and creating a more sustainable future for New York. Streetsblog NYC is part of OpenPlans, a 501c3 non-profit organization. We're funded by foundation grants, sponsorships and advertising, and generous donations from readers like you. Streetsblog is an independent member of Open Plans, Inc., a parent company that also owns Open Plans Advocacy and Streetfilms. Subsidiaries of Open Plans, Inc. are separate entities. Although they share a vision for a more livable city, each sister organization pursues that vision independently and uniquely. Statement of Editorial Independence We subscribe to standards of editorial independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News: Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions. We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support. Our organization may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content. Our organization will make public all donors who give a total of $5,000 or more per year. We will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization and in compliance with INN’s Membership Standards.