2011 Streetsies, It Was the Best of Times
Every Year, we break the Streetsies into three categories, “Best of Times,” “Worst of Times” and “People of the Year.” We also give you a chance to correct our picks through Streetsblog polls. The Best of Times is below. The Worst of Times is tomorrow.
Before we get into the Streetsies, there are some groups and people that did some work that really sticks out that didn’t fall into a Streetsie category. Without further adieu:
Special Thanks to…: Wolfpack Hustle, Gary Kavanagh, Ezra Horne and Joe Anthony for Letting Us Help Broadcast #FlightvBike, Bikeside for Setting a High Standard for Online Journalism with Its Investigative Series on the Christine Dahab/K-Town Wednesdays Crash, Kang Hu for Standing Up to Electeds on Wilshire Bus Only Lanes
Best Transit Story of the Year: For an Agency That’s Often Accused of Bending Over for the Richest Lobbyist, Metro Deserves Credit for Resisting the Broad Side on the Regional Connector
City Hall Win of the Year: L.A. Passes First Ever Bicyclist Anti-Harassment Law
Best New Bike Infrastructure: The Green Lanes!
Surprise Win of the Year: No Parking at Westwood Station for Expo Phase II
Video of the Year: Roadblock Questions ABC 7 “Condoms” Reporter
Honorable Mention: LAPD post bike training video, Mad Men Pitch High Speed Rail, What is CicLAvia, LACBC’s Sleek 7th Street Bike Lane Campaign, The World’s Best Anti-Sprawl Video, Bill Rosendahl Learns to Ride a Bike, The Pedestrian Jar
Freelance Piece of the Year: Janette Sadik-Khan, “NYC Plaza Program an Open Space Model for L.A.”
Honorable Mention: 710: A Post-Modern Freeway, Rosendahl Thanks Cyclists for Work on Bike Plan, Obama Brings Focus Back to Bridges, Cycling in the Desert,, Gabbard Scoops Metro on Delays to Wilshire BOL and El Monte Busway
Best Out of City Story in SoCal: Long Beach’s Protected Bike Lanes Set the SoCal Standard
Streetsblog Highlight: L.A. Streetsblog Announces Expansion Efforts