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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.
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.

Our favorites are his Give Me Three short (above) and his coverage of the September Milt Olin rally. Some of his longer work, including the grueling 28-minute How To Bury A Bike Lane, serves as an important record of the community’s so-far-unsuccessful push for a safer North Figueroa Street, in the face of repeated snubs by L.A. City Councilmember Gil Cedillo.

This Friday, 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 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 non-profit 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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