Join the SF Bay Area Livable Streets Group. Just in case you have not run across it yet, Streetsblog is a professional group blog that covers transit and livability issues in New York City, and there is a sister site for Los Angeles. The blogs integrated into a social networking framework that allows users to make accounts and connect through groups — similar to Facebook, but with a simpler, lighter interface. The original Streetsblog is NYC-based, so a lot of the Livable Streets social network membership and groups are devoted to NYC with little participation so far from San Francisco or the Bay Area. This is a shame — was it not, after all, San Francisco that was declared America’s most walkable city, with New York City in merely second place? Anyway, about a month ago I created a group for the Bay Area on the Livable Streets network, and then basically forgot about it until two people found it recently and joined the group. There are three of us now, but the group is still a bit lonely, with no discussion yet. The group could be a nice forum for sharing information about upcoming meetings, mobilizing on local issues, and so forth. If you are taking the time to read this site, you probably care about transit and livable streets, so go create an account (it’s free, of course). If you are reading this from the Bay Area, join the Bay Area group, and if you are reading from somewhere outside the Bay Area, set up a group and start the conversation about your own hometown.
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