State Assemblymember Richard Bloom (center left) poses with community members, Santa Monica City staff, Cyclehop employees and your humble author on the day of Breeze Bike Share's launch.
State Assemblymember Richard Bloom (center left) poses with community members, Santa Monica City staff, Cyclehop employees, and your humble author (center) on the day of Breeze Bike Share’s launch in November.

Join Santa Monica Next, Streetsblog Los Angeles, and Streetsblog California as we celebrate two winners of our 2015 Streetsie Awards: Assemblymember Richard Bloom (Streetsblog California elected official of the year) and CycleHop/Hulu for Breeze Bike Share (Streetsblog Los Angeles business of the year).

We’ll be celebrating on March 24, from 6:30-8:30 pm, at Cyclehop’s west coast headquarters in Santa Monica, so reserve your ticket today on Eventbrite. Tickets are $20 per person and can be reserved through Event Brite at the link above. However, we don’t turn people away if that’s not in your budget; free tickets are also available. This event is also free for recurring monthly donors to Streetsblog/Next/Longbeachize, but we request you RSVP via Eventbrite. Drinks and refreshments will be served.

So, why are we celebrating? For those of you who may not know, Streetsblog’s coveted “Streetsie Awards” go to businesses, nonprofits, activists, and elected officials who have done a standout job in making our streets safer, more sustainable, and accessible to all.

Bloom was honored in the first-ever Streetsblog California “Streetsies” for his work at the state legislature and his role in helping make Breeze Bike Share, L.A. County’s first-ever public bike-share system a reality. You can read more at Streetsblog California about Bloom’s work.

Hulu and Cyclehop, which runs Santa Monica’s Breeze Bike Share, are being honored together as the 2015 livable streets-friendly business by Streetsblog Los Angeles. Hulu, the Santa Monica-based entertainment company, stepped forward to sponsor Santa Monica’s 500-bike Breeze Bike Share system, the first large-scale public bike-share in Los Angeles County. Hulu promised an annual commitment of $675,000 for at least five years. Cyclehop is also a technological innovator with the first fleets of smart-bike bike-share.

Next Sponsor

It’s a party, so come ready to party and honor our friends!