Cast Your Vote for the 2013 SF Streetsies — and Give to Streetsblog!

Ah, 2013, we hardly knew ye. But the year certainly had its memorable moments — a few good transportation improvements here, a few nonsensical and alarming statements from city officials there.

Now is your chance to vote on the best and worst of 2013 with Streetsblog SF’s second annual Streetsie Awards. Polls are open until Friday at midnight. Streetsblog will be taking a break from publishing for the rest of this week. We’ll post the awards round-up next week, and be back to our regular schedule on January 2.

And if you haven’t already, please make a donation to Streetsblog SF and help us cover the movement for more livable San Francisco streets in 2014!

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Best Quote From a City Official

  • SFMTA Director Ed Reiskin: "The most cost effective investment we can make in moving people in our city is in bicycle infrastructure." (41%, 128 Votes)
  • Sup. Jane Kim: “We should treat cars, in many ways, like a weapon. It has the same impact." (31%, 96 Votes)
  • <a href=http://goo.gl/etLBTvMayor Ed Lee's Transportation Advisor, Gillian Gillett: "Let’s be San Francisco and take down the freeway.” (28%, 85 Votes)

Total Voters: 309

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Worst Statement From a City Official

  • SFPD Sgt. Richard Ernst parking in a bike lane to blame victims killed on bike, saying it was his "right" to be there. (40%, 123 Votes)
  • Oakland's Rachel Flynn on bringing cars back to Latham Square: “We don’t know how to measure pedestrian and bicycle activity.” (20%, 63 Votes)
  • SFFD on "allegations from special interest groups": Sidewalk extensions "cannot possibly make our streets, pedestrians and bicyclists safer." (19%, 57 Votes)
  • Sup. David Chiu championing the watered-down Polk St. plan: "This moves forward the biking vision for the city." (9%, 28 Votes)
  • DA George Gascón sending "a message to cyclists" that "they’re held accountable to the same standard" as drivers. (7%, 23 Votes)
  • Sup. Mark Farrell coming out against parking meters: "On this matter, I am very, very sensitive." (5%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 308

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Most Frustratingly-Delayed Project

  • Geary BRT (47%, 140 Votes)
  • Better Market Street (37%, 109 Votes)
  • <a href=http://sf.streetsblog.org/2013/07/11/van-ness-brt-delayed-2-more-years-after-caltrans-pushes-wider-car-lanes/Van Ness BRT (16%, 49 Votes)

Total Voters: 298

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Worst Place to Park Cars

Total Voters: 287

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NIMBYs of the Year

Total Voters: 296

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