Donate to Streetsblog Chicago for a Chance to Win a Sleek New Lock

Your gift to Streetsblog Chicago will do twice as much good if you donate to our end-of-the-year pledge drive by New Year’s Eve. Thanks to a gift from a generous anonymous donor, all donations to the site will be matched up to $15,000, which means your money will go even further for promoting smart transportation in our city.

As last week’s sometimes-contentious bus rapid transit hearings demonstrated, there’s still a lot of uncertainty and apprehensiveness about new ideas like BRT and other forward-thinking programs to create more efficient and safer streets. It’s our job to clear up false claims being put out by the anti-crowd about these projects, as well as to clear up misinformation in the mainstream media.

Meanwhile, with the departure of transportation commissioner Gabe Klein, it will be more important than ever for Streetsblog to serve as a watchdog, making sure the city keeps the momentum going for creating better conditions for walking, biking, and transit.

We need your help in order to continue advocating for livable streets in the Windy City. If Streetsblog’s daily coverage of transportation issues is important to you, this is a great chance to get more bang for your buck.

One of these sleek bike locks is going to a reader who gives $50 or more by Sunday at midnight.

To sweeten the deal we have a new giveaway this week — a TiGr titanium bike lock. Contribute by midnight on Sunday and you’ll be eligible to win this rockin’ lock.


And remember, if you give $50 or more by the 31st, you’ll also be entered in the drawing for a new C7 or V7 bike from our friends at PUBLIC. They’ve donated two bikes for us give away; the first winner gets first choice of these nice rides

If you’ve already donated, thanks a lot for your support — every gift is a step towards our goal! (And we’re particularly grateful to you, generous anonymous donor.)



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