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 USANew 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.

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