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Hulu, with CycleHop – Breeze is run by CycleHop, a technological innovator with the first fleets of smart-bike bike-share. Santa Monica based entertainment company Hulu 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.
Francie Stefan, City of Santa Monica’s strategic planning and transportation manager, Francie Stefan, has been one of the major motivating forces behind the city’s vision for truly shared streets. Stefan has had a guiding hand in numerous Santa Monica livability projects. Most visible this year was the premiere of Breeze, Santa Monica’s 500-bike bike-share system. Stefan also shepherded Santa Monica’s new Pedestrian Plan, promoted other shared mobility, and much more.
Honorable Mention to Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole who brings a long track record of no-nonsense good-government innovation, with a eye toward curbing car transportation budgets and fostering walkability.
Richard Bloom – represents Santa Monica and Westside cities in the state assembly; he is a former Santa Monica City Councilmember and Mayor. He has been supportive of expanded transportation options, including rail, walking, and biking. Bloom played a vocal role in getting L.A. County’s first bike-share system implemented throughout Santa Monica, including sticking up for the future expansion of the Westside system in the face of Metro resistance. Bloom also introduced successful legislation that allows ticketed cyclists to go to traffic school-like diversion programs.
This year there are six categories: Elected Official, Civil Servant, Business, Media/Journalism, Advocacy – Individual, and Advocacy – Group.
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