Calculate the Precise Amount of Your Support For Streetsblog
Public radio interrupts programming with its pledge drives. The Girl Scouts’ fundraising cookie sales clog your arteries and make you fat. Here at Streetsblog, we don’t do either. We just put up a post once in a while to remind you that we need your support. (This is that post.)
And lucky for you, we’ve made the process easier. Rather than determining your contribution based on how generous (or hungry) you’re feeling at the moment, we’ve figured out a rational and precise way to pick a dollar figure.
- Start with $1 for every time you’ve wondered what’s going on with the transportation bill, clicked over to Streetsblog, and found out.
- Add $3 if you’ve heard of a best practice used elsewhere – like bicycle-friendly business districts in Long Beach or infill development in Houston or bus improvements in Chicago — that you’ve decided to try to put in place where you live
- Subtract $10 if you’re really bummed that we don’t run car ads
- Add $2 if you’ve ever cheered out loud reading our coverage – of a bus driver who heroically safeguards justice for cyclists, for example, or when prosecutors seemed to back down on their ridiculous case against grieving mother Raquel Nelson
- Subtract $5 if you think bicycles are for children and buses are for cockroaches
- Add $5 for each time our coverage has led you to reflect on your own life, about the challenges facing women cyclists and parents, the perils of distracted driving, or a better way to think about housing costs
- Add the amount of your choice to support Streetsblog’s tireless coverage of transportation and land use issues and policy.
That’s it! Add it up, click here to donate that amount. And a few lucky contributors will win a one year subscription to YES! magazine.
And, thank you, as always, for reading and supporting Streetsblog.
Yours for safe and sustainable streets,