Happy Birthday, Streetsblog Los Angeles

It’s party time! Well, on February 21 it’s party time.

Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 10.08.08 AMJoin Joel Epstein, Juan and Sirinya Matute, Deborah Murphy, Jay Slater, Meghan Sahli-Wells, and Lee Wallach and the rest of the Streetsblog Los Angeles team to celebrate Streetsblog’s 7th birthday at the House of Amy and Jonathan Weiss on February 21 at 4 p.m. Make your reservation at Event Brite. Address provided to those who RSVP.

In seven years, Streetsblog Los Angeles has changed the way people talk about transportation in L.A. When Streetsblog Los Angeles was launched, discussion at open meetings was dominated by talks about how any change would impact cars. The concept of making Pico and Olympic Boulevards into one-way streets was thought of as “innovative” and was promoted as a way to change the way people thought about the Westside.

Seven years later, the City and County are aggressively promoting alternatives to car-centered transportation systems. Los Angeles is adding bicycle lanes, breaking ground on protected bike lanes, modernizing crosswalks and rapidly expanding its rail transit system. During that time, Streetsblog has been a vocal and consistent voice for clean, green transportation options, equity and social justice in urban planning, and stronger communities through better urban design. SBLA and its journalists have been honored for excellence in journalism by the Society of Professional Journalists, Los Angeles Press Club, Center for California Studies, American Planning Association of Los Angeles, and L.A. Weekly.

Tickets are $50 on a sliding scale. While we will accommodate people at the door, please RSVP below so we can get an accurate head count. Directions will be given with RSVP confirmation. Light food and refreshments will be available, including a birthday cake.

  • Sirinya Matute

    Thanks so much to everyone who came, and to Jack, Calwatch and Erik Griswold who played Cards Against Urbanity with me.

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