Please Consider a Donation to Streetsblog SF

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The Bay Area is replete with tightly knit, walkable, bikeable neighborhoods. But we stroll like nervous cats, always on the alert for a speeding car that can kill or severely injure us whenever we step off the curb, as advocates remind us every year during the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

We know how to solve this problem. For the price of an airline ticket, anyone can go to the Netherlands and experience safe streets first hand. Vision Zero isn’t an ethereal goal–it’s already a reality in many other nations. We must have protected bike lanes and intersections, bike boulevards, better sidewalks, inviting green spaces, and fast, reliable transit. That doesn’t mean banning cars, but we have to keep people safe.

Supporting those goals is what Streetsblog is all about.

But we depend on reader contributions to function. I wish there were an equivalent to big oil or big auto or some other trillion dollar industry to back safe-streets advocacy. But there just isn’t. That’s why we depend on so many dedicated people who recognize that our streets need to change. About a quarter of Streetsblog SF’s budget comes from donations no larger than $1,000. The majority comes between Giving Tuesday and New Year’s, which is why we’re starting our holiday fund drive now. So please give what you can to help. It makes all the difference in the world.

If you’ve given before, I hope you’ll continue to support this important work. And if you haven’t, now is a great time to start.

And please join us on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 7-9 p.m., at Dalva, near the 16th and Mission BART station, for the annual Streetsblog holiday party.

Sincerely,
Roger Rudick
Edtior, Streetsblog San Francisco

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  • Elias Zamaria

    I am trying to donate but I can’t figure out how.

    The “Donate Now” button takes me to a page with several links. One says “Southern California Streets Initiative” but it is broken. Another says “one-time or monthly donation” and it is also broken. The page mentions mailing a check but I am too lazy to mail a paper check in 2018. The page mentions Bitcoin but I don’t have any bitcoins.

  • Roger R.

    Hi Elias. The links seem to work fine for me, but I’ve passed along your comment and hopefully we’ll figure out what’s going on. I hear you about paper checks. Sorry about the issues and thanks for your support. RR

  • Elias Zamaria

    I did some tinkering, and I found out what was causing this. I am using a browser extension called Privacy Badger, which prevents personal data from being sent to third-party trackers. If I go to your donation page and disable Privacy Badger, I can see the option to donate. I did not try to investigate exactly why this happens, and I did not try to actually donate anything so far.

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