Install a Widget. Build a Movement.

The Streetsblog Network just announced the release of their beautiful new Action Widget. In their words:

The
Action Widget is a tool that members of the Network, or anyone else,
can install into the sidebar of their blog using the code found on this page.
Network editor Sarah Goodyear will update the Action Widget regularly
with legislative alerts, breaking news and top stories from blogs
participating in the Streetsblog Network. […]

One of the big
goals of the Streetsblog Network is to get livable streets advocates to
take a moment to lift their heads from their important
neighborhood-level work and take note of the fact that 2009 is going to
be a watershed year for federal transportation policy, and they need to
be involved in shaping that policy. If they’re not, then the
policy-making will be done by the business-as-usual folks, the Road
Gang who, incidentally, can not find 200 local bloggers writing
enthusiastically about the shovel-ready road widening on the outskirts
of town. The Highwaymen have no such grassroots movement behind them. […]

So,
we hope that the Action Widget can help progressive transportation
bloggers to keep their readers
informed, mobilized and connected to other local activists and to the
action taking place on the federal level.