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The Santa Monica Next/Streetsblog Party for Bloom/Cyclehop and Hulu is Two Days Away!

State Assemblymember Richard Bloom (center left) poses with community members, Santa Monica City staff, Cyclehop employees and SBLA's Joe Linton on the day of Breeze Bike Share's launch.

State Assemblymember Richard Bloom (center, left) poses with community members, Santa Monica City staff, Cyclehop employees, and Santa Monica Next editor Jason Islas on the day of Breeze Bike Share’s launch.

If you haven’t already, get your ticket today to join us in celebrating the good work accomplished by Assemblymember Richard Bloom, Cyclehop, and Hulu. The party is this Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 at Cyclehop’s west coast headquarters.

This Thursday…like, in two days!

Tickets are available on Eventbrite at $20 per person. However, we don’t turn people away if that’s not in your budget. Free tickets are also available. Drinks and refreshments will be served.

In addition to Bloom and Cyclehop, members of the Streetsblog Los Angeles, Streetsblog California, and Santa Monica Next team will be on hand. Tired of just talking about housing issues with Jason on Facebook? Do it in real life! Want a chance to meet with Melanie Curry? She’ll be there! Want to talk with the guy from #DamienTalks in person? Here’s your chance!

Bloom, Cyclehop, and Hulu were all awarded 2015 Streetsie awards for their standout work in making our streets safer, more sustainable, and accessible to all.

Bloom was honored in the first-ever Streetsblog California “Streetsies” for his work at the state legislature and his role in helping make Breeze Bike Share, L.A. County’s first-ever public bike-share system, a reality. You can read more at Streetsblog California about Bloom’s work.

Hulu and Cyclehop, which run Santa Monica’s Breeze Bike Share, are being honored together as the 2015 Livable Streets-Friendly Business by Streetsblog Los Angeles. Hulu, the Santa Monica-based entertainment company, stepped forward to sponsor Santa Monica’s 500-bike Breeze Bike Share system — the first large-scale public bike-share in Los Angeles County. Hulu promised an annual commitment of $675,000 for at least five years. Cyclehop is also a technological innovator with the first fleets of smart-bike bike-share.

It’s a party, so come ready to party and honor our friends!

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Congratulations! The 2015 Streetsie Winners Are…

Streetsie2015The moment of truth! The 2015 Streetsie winners are here!

We are disappointed to say that there have been some glitches this year.

Some glitches were our fault. I, Joe, not having used the poll feature much until these, my first Streetsies, take blame for these. The polls didn’t close when they were automatically supposed to. One poll inadvertently closed early and had to be re-opened.

There were also some glitches outside our control. Examining the votes, especially in the civil servant and business categories, we noticed some irregularities, including numerous cases where hundreds of votes (in one case over a thousand votes) came from the same location. While we are flattered that the glamorous SBLA Streetsie awards are so coveted that they have inspired such behavior, it made things more difficult for us to determine a legitimate winner. This morning, your SBLA staff spent more time than we intended reviewing the poll logs, tallying up the robo-votes we could find, and subtracting them from the popular vote totals to determine the winners of an adjusted popular vote. We then factored in the board and staff votes to establish final winners.

Read on to see the 2015 Streetsie winners and look forward to celebratory events later this year. Click individual links for poll results and descriptions of honoree accomplishments. Read more…

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2015 Streetsies: Vote for Advocacy Group of the Year

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2015 Advocacy Organization of the Year

  • East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (60%, 341 Votes)
  • Pacoima Beautiful (13%, 73 Votes)
  • TRUST South L.A. (12%, 67 Votes)
  • CALÓ Youth Build (10%, 58 Votes)
  • Ride On Bike Co-op (5%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 567

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Welcome to a brand new category to close out the 2015 Streetsie awards. SBLA already had an award for the individual advocate, and now readers will also help choose an organization to honor: Advocacy Organization of the year.

Voting starts right about now and will close on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at noon. Reader voting accounts for one-half of the scoring this year, with one-quarter going to SBLA staff voting, and another one-quarter going to a SBLA board vote.  Click here to vote in all six Streetsie polls.

Here are our nominees for Advocacy Organization of the year: Read more…

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2015 Streetsies: Vote for Advocate of the Year

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2015 Deborah Murphy Award for Excellence in Advocacy

  • Tamika Butler (40%, 660 Votes)
  • Mark Lopez (36%, 601 Votes)
  • Matlock Grossman (17%, 281 Votes)
  • Donald Shoup (5%, 86 Votes)
  • Adonia Lugo (2%, 40 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,668

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Vote early and vote often for your choice in the 2015 Streetsie poll for the Deborah Murphy Award for Excellence in Advocacy. This award is named after Deborah Murphy, founder and motivating force behind L.A. Walks. Murphy serves on the steering committee for Streetsblog L.A.

Voting starts now and will close on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at noon. Reader voting accounts for one-half of the scoring this year, with one-quarter going to SBLA staff voting, and another one-quarter going to a SBLA board vote. Vote for all six Streetsie polls (one more coming later today) at this link.

Below are the 2015 nominees for the Deborah Murphy Award for livability advocate of the year: Read more…

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2015 Streetsies: Vote for Journalist/Writer of the Year

 

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2015 Journalist/Writer of the Year

  • Laura Nelson (35%, 98 Votes)
  • UCLA transportation institutes (31%, 88 Votes)
  • Steve Scauzillo (14%, 40 Votes)
  • Eric Jaffe (13%, 37 Votes)
  • Kerry Cavanaugh (7%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 282

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The categories are coming fast and furious now. It is time to vote for your choice in the third 2015 Streetsie award: Journalist/Writer of the Year.

Voting starts inmediatamente and will close on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at noon. Reader voting accounts for one-half of the scoring this year, with one-quarter going to SBLA staff voting, and another one-quarter going to a SBLA board vote. Vote for in all six Streetsie polls (some coming later today and tomorrow) at this link.

Without further delay, here are our nominees for Journalist/Writer of the year: Read more…

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2015 Streetsies: Vote for Livable Streets-Friendly Businesses

 

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2015 Livable Streets Business of the Year

  • Hulu, with CycleHop (51%, 534 Votes)
  • City Fabrick (41%, 428 Votes)
  • KAOS Network (4%, 37 Votes)
  • Jesus Bike Shop (3%, 27 Votes)
  • Cityworks Design (2%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,047

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It’s time to vote for your choice for the 2015 Streetsie award: Business of the Year.

Voting starts right about now and will close on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at noon. Reader voting accounts for one-half of the scoring this year, with one-quarter going to SBLA staff voting, and another one-quarter going to a SBLA board vote. Vote for in all six Streetsie polls (some coming later today and tomorrow) at this link.

Without further delay, here are our nominees for Livable Streets Friendly Business of the year: Read more…

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2015 Streetsies: Vote for Civil Servant of the Year

 

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2015 Civil Servant of the Year

  • Francie Stefan, city of Santa Monica (40%, 4,546 Votes)
  • Jenna Hornstock, Metro (35%, 3,972 Votes)
  • Valerie Watson, LADOT (15%, 1,767 Votes)
  • Dale Benson, Caltrans (9%, 1,043 Votes)
  • Mobility Plan 2035 team, L.A. Dept of City Planning (1%, 140 Votes)

Total Voters: 11,468

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It is time to vote your mind for the 2015 Streetsie award: Civil Servant of the Year.

Longtime readers will know what to do. There are six Streetsie categories this year: Elected Official, Civil Servant, Business, Writer/Journalist, Advocacy – Individual, and Advocacy – Group. If you can read this, voting has already started. All polls will close on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at noon. We rely on an overly complex formula to calculate winners. Reader voting accounts for one half of the scoring, with one quarter going to SBLA staff voting, and another quarter going to a SBLA board vote. Vote above, and if you are enjoying the interactive voting thing, then vote for elected official here, too.

Without further delay, here are our nominees for civil servant of the year: Read more…

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2015 Streetsies: Vote for Elected Official of the Year

 

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2015 Elected Official of the Year

  • Joe Buscaino (44%, 557 Votes)
  • Mike Bonin (25%, 317 Votes)
  • Richard Bloom (24%, 311 Votes)
  • Hilda Solis (5%, 63 Votes)
  • Mike Gatto (2%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,270

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s 2015 Streetsie awards voting time!

Longtime readers probably remember the drill. This year there are six categories: Elected Official, Civil Servant, Business, Media/Journalism, Advocacy – Individual, and Advocacy – Group. Voting starts this week and will close on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at noon. Reader voting accounts for one half of the scoring this year, with one quarter going to SBLA staff voting, and another quarter going to a SBLA steering committee vote.

Without further delay, here are our nominees for elected official of the year: Read more…

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Tonight! Eagle Rock! Streetsies! Huizar! Lucero!

Tonight! We’re riding and celebrating in Eagle Rock with two of our 2014 Streetsie winners: Elected Official of the Year Jose Huizar and Journalist of the Year Nathan Lucero.

Photo: Alex Thompson

Councilmember Jose Huizar. Photo: Alex Thompson

Councilmember Jose Huizar set a Streetsie record by garnering over 5,000 votes in his race against Joe Buscaino for the 2014 Streetsie award. Heck, Huizar got more votes for his Streetsie than Molina did in the City Council election. The award is well-deserved, as Huizar’s Council District 14 is home to many of L.A.’s “firsts”: first green buffered bike lane, first parklets, first bike corral, etc…

Lucero on the left with 2011 Streetsie winner Colin Bogart in DTLA. Photo: ##https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=366446013549292&set=t.526006101&type=3&theater##Erik Al##

Lucero on the left with 2011 Streetsie winner Colin Bogart in DTLA. Photo: Erik Al

Nathan Lucero is the Northeast Los Angeles videographer who hosts the On My Bike in L.A. YouTube channel. He has been actively documenting bicycling issues, sometimes posting raw footage of important meetings, sometimes producing more polished Streetfilms-esque short documentaries.

We’ll be meeting at 5:30 at Organix, 1731 Colorado Blvd. for a quick photo shoot before the short ride to Eagle Rock City Hall where the Farmer’s Market will be hosting a brief award presentation at 2035 Colorado Boulevard. We’ll have a short presentation and people can feel free to hang out for as long as they want at the Farmer’s Market.

Unlike pretty much every nonprofit in the world, Streetsblog doesn’t use its awards as a pitch for a major fundraising event. However, if you want to make a donation to support our work or to celebrate the great work done by Huizar and Lucero you can do so here. Remember to designate your donation to Los Angeles.

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Celebrate Two Streetsie Wins This Friday in Eagle Rock

Lucero and Huizar. Photo via Nathan's Facebook page.

Lucero and Huizar. Photo via Nathan’s Facebook page.

Streetsblog is excited to confirm that we will have a small celebration of the 2014 Streetsie wins of Jose Huizar and Nate Lucero this Friday in Eagle Rock! Following a brief bike ride from Organix on Colorado Boulevard we will have a brief presentation of our Elected Leader of the Year and our Journalist of the Year awards to Huizar and Lucero respectively at Eagle Rock City Hall. Our mini-schedule is available at the end of the post.

Councilmember Jose Huizar has put more projects on the ground to make streets safer and better than any Councilmember in Los Angeles including the city’s first green bike lanes, buffered bike lanes and parklets. His council re-election race against Gloria Molina was at least somewhat a referendum on these improvements as his opponent attacked him on removing parking and installing bike infrastructure. If it was a referendum, it was an overwhelming success for Livable Streets Advocates. Heck, Huizar got more votes for his Streetsie than Molina did in the City Council election.

Nathan Lucero is the Northeast Los Angeles videographer who hosts the On My Bike In L.A. YouTube channel. He has been actively documenting bicycling issues, sometimes posting raw footage of important meetings, sometimes producing more polished Streetfilms-esque short documentaries.
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