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I am proud to announce that the American Planning Association, Los Angeles Chapter, has awarded Streetsblog Los Angeles as the best local news source for planning news of any publication attracting between 35,000 and 100,000 monthly readers. In addition, Sahra Sulaiman is the APA-LA’s journalist of the year in the same category.

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Before you know it, Los Angeles will elect a new mayor, and we can’t take the city’s recent progress on street safety and surface transit for granted. Whoever’s running the show, Streetsblog needs to be there making the case for safer walking and biking and more effective transit.Throughout the campaign year our team has followed the candidates and pushed them for their views on transportation, planning and Livable Streets. However, that’s just the first step to make sure that Eric Garcetti or Wendy Greuel continue to advance the cause of “safe streets for everyone” after Antonio Villaraigosa leaves office.

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For some extra motivation, we also have a very fine folding bike to give away at the end of the pledge drive. Everyone who makes a gift of $50 or more (or a monthly gift of $5 or more) will be entered into the drawing to take home this beauty, courtesy of Dahon:

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