Cast Your Vote for the 2014 Streetsies — Then Give to Streetsblog
With the end of the year approaching, it’s time to take stock. How did New York City make progress toward safer, more livable streets in 2014? Where did NYC DOT really nail a great street redesign? Who’s still lagging behind on Vision Zero? Who was the most clownish oaf on Twitter?
You decide how to apportion reverence and scorn in the people’s choice categories of our annual Streetsie Awards. The polls in NYC are open until midnight on Saturday, December 27. (For more people’s choice action, head over to the Streetsblog USA Streetsies.)
2014 was a year of transition, with a new mayor, new people leading key city departments, and new rubrics to frame City Hall’s streets and transportation agenda. We saw both tremendous legislative accomplishments and frustratingly uneven implementation of Vision Zero policy. With about 250 people losing their lives to traffic violence so far this year, New York will have to do better in 2015.
Creating a city of safe streets with effective transit is a long-term, politically challenging project, and there’s always the risk that elected officials will shrink from the task. Streetsblog is here to hold their feet to the fire. We need your support to keep City Hall, NYPD, and DOT accountable to their Vision Zero goals, and to bang the drum for street safety to be a high priority in Albany, district attorneys’ offices, and community boards. Your donations enable us to do that.
Okay, now enjoy the voting. We’ll run the results next week and will resume our normal publishing schedule on January 2.
Don’t forget to give! Have a great holiday and we’ll see you back here soon.