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2017 is likely to be a year of unprecedented challenges for the broader movement to create safe and healthy communities through smart urban planning and progressive transportation design. Even before the bizarre proposed appointment of Dr. Ben Carson to head the federal Department of Housing and Urban Design, the change in administrations in Washington, D.C. promises to complicate an already challenging movement in San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area.

To help Streetsblog stay strong and continue to be your voice for safe streets; we need your help. 20 percent of Streetsblog San Francisco's annual budget comes from individual donations, and nearly half of that comes in December. If you want Streetsblog SF to be a powerful organization fighting for your community, consider making a donation today.

In the coming year, Streetsblog San Francisco will continue to provide important local coverage of the movement to make protected bike lanes the default road treatment in San Francisco instead of a “special treatment." We will continue to promote the good work and leadership of our elected officials, government departments, and transit agencies. We will continue to call them out and prod them when they need it.

Just as importantly, Streetsblog SF will partner with our sister websites across California and the country to push back against federal policy changes that will damage our cities and promote changes to continue to make California a world leader in livability and environmental stewardship.

And we need the support of our readers to make it all work. Streetsblog is powerful because elected officials know that our readers care deeply about the issues we cover. And the whole site functions, on the most basic level, because readers fund what we do.

Our year-end pledge drive starts today, so if you value the impact of Streetsblog and Streetfilms, I hope you’ll contribute. 2017 promises to be a year of unprecedented change, struggle and opportunity. Help us be as strong as possible to make it a great one.

If you're not keen on making a donation online, don't worry! You can join us at our End of the Year Happy Hour on December 15 at the Hideout, upstairs of Dalva, 3121 16th Street, San Francisco, California 94103. For more information or to RSVP, visit the event Facebook Page.

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