Skip to Content
Streetsblog Los Angeles home
Log In
Streetsblog

We’re Halfway to Our Summer Fundraising Goal…Get Us to the Finish Line

9:59 AM PDT on August 4, 2022

BOE photo of Sixth Street Viaduct concrete pour

We are halfway through our Streetsblog summer fundraising drive, and we’re raised just over half our overall goal of $15,000. Since we wrote to you at the start of June, we’ve raised just under $8,000, leaving us with $7,000 left to go. 

Don’t hesitate, donate today!

A lot has changed since that fundraising letter went out.

In Los Angeles, the over half-a-billion-dollar 6th Street Bridge finally opened. Elected officials gathered to congratulate themselves for a job well done even as advocates questioned the road design of the bridge and warned that it was a safety disaster waiting to happen. In just its first couple of weeks, the bridge had to be closed several times due to high-speed races, a severely damaged bollard-protected bike lane, and other crashes. 

For a decade, Streetsblog LA amplified the voices of people living near the bridge begging the city to build a bridge that worked for them. Now that the bridge is open, it is being used the way it was designed, and will need changes to make it safe.

donate-button-gold

In San Francisco, Roger Rudick reports that de Young Museum Board President and Dow Chemical heiress Dede Wilsey is bankrolling the “Access for All” Campaign to return cars to JFK Parkway despite the overwhelming popularity of the project. But Dow Chemical money can buy a lot of misleading advertisements, including this amazing flier that doesn’t even mention the word “cars.”

At Streetsblog California, Melanie Curry has been closely following the legislature and Governor’s office and reporting about which bills are likely to become law and how the state is implementing them. She is also tracking local transportation sales tax measures, which are a growing source of infrastructure funding subject to local political maneuvering. 

In particular, Curry has stayed atop the state’s languid efforts to create an incentive program for people to purchase electric bikes. Governor Newsom signed a law creating this program last year, and the program was set to start on July 1. Well… it’s August and the Air Resources Board has not yet chosen an administrator for the program. Read Streetsblog’s ongoing coverage from June and July. I’m sure a story from August is coming up.

donate-button-gold

This week also marks the beginning of our Patreon benefits rollout for the summer. Anyone who has donated since July 1, or who is a recurring donor on Patreon or Donor Box, qualifies for an “I Streetsblog” sticker (or two, or three). We’ll be contacting every donor so we can start mailing them out. Location-specific raffles and giveaways will follow throughout August, so if you’ve already donated, or are about to donate, look out for more details in your inbox.  

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog Los Angeles

Foothill Transit Celebrates 35 Years

Foothill Transit CEO Doran Barnes credits their successes to a "commitment to community," a "spirit of innovation," and fruitful collaborations with numerous partners

December 9, 2023

Donate Now to Support the Streetsblog L.A. End of the Year Fundraising Drive!

If you’re a regular reader and you’ve already contributed this year, thank you! If you value Streetsblog and you haven’t already supported us, please consider a donation as part of our End of the Year fundraising drive.

December 8, 2023

Caltrans and Metro Using “Auxiliary Lane” Freeway Widening Loophole for Non-Aux Lane Projects

Beyond just using harmful loopholes legally, Metro and Caltrans deceptively bypass environmental regulations in order to keep on widening freeways

December 8, 2023
See all posts