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Posts from ‘October, 2009’

Ghost and Goblins Bicycle Ride

Friday night’s  Halloween Critical Mass ride was yet another success with an estimated 300 bicyclists coming out for the event. The event was well organized without incident. For the most part pedestrians and motorists cheered us on as we cruised in costume down Calle Ocho, through Mary Brickell Village and the Design District. For [...]

Bicyclist Killed on Biscayne Boulevard

A source close to Transit Miami has informed us that 17-year-old Rodolfo Mex Rojo was hit by a car and killed on Friday morning between 2:00am-3:00am near 113th and Biscayne Blvd. Rodolfo was riding his bicycle with a 17-year-old friend in the right hand lane and both had lights on their bicycles. Rodolfo was hit [...]

Halloween Critical Mass Bike Ride

Costumes Encouraged

The ride will be passing through Little Havana, Mary Brickell Village, Downtown, Bayside, Edgewater, Design District, Wynwood & Midtown. 17.5 miles total.

Here’s a link to the route. On Bikely you can follow the route point by point.
Friday, October 30th @ 6:30pm
Government Center
101 NW First St
Downtown Miami
A special thanks to our Rydel over at [...]

Transit Miami Endorses Gabrielle Redfern for Commissioner of Miami Beach

As a true transit and bicycling advocate, Gabrielle Redfern understands the fundamentals of good urbanism. According to the Miami Herald, Gabrielle Redfern is advocating for a system of four Beach-only circulating bus routes on 20-minute schedules to alleviate congestion.  She also supports charging market rates for on-street parking with the revenue going towards enhancements in [...]

Nice Hump

Congratulations to the City of Miami Beach for installing new speed humps on Prairie Avenue.  They look great and for the most part were installed correctly.  They even took the bicycle lane into consideration when installing them!  Speed humps are excellent traffic calming devices.  I’m dreaming of speed humps in Miami.

Adventures of a Pedestrian on Brickell

Friend of Transit Miami, Olga Ramos, lives on Brickell Avenue and wanted to share her daily commuting to work experience with our readers.
Every day I make a choice; a small choice, but an important one none the less. I choose to walk to work. Even though my company pays for a much coveted covered parking [...]

Friday Funny: Bicycle Yield to Pedestrian

I found this sign particularly amusing. FDOT just installed this brand new sign on the corner of SW 15th Road and Coral Way.  Why are bicycles being singled out?  The sign should read:

Designing Better Bicycles Lanes for Coral Way

Transit Miami is pleased to see that FDOT included bicycle lanes on Coral Way, but upon reviewing the design more carefully, we believe the bicycle lanes need to be improved. Although even a poorly designed bicycle lane probably encourages bicycling, it does not ensure the safety of bicyclists. Simply painting a white line [...]

Miami 21 Approved!!

The City Commission approved Miami 21 on second reading with a 4-1 vote, Regalado casting the only lone vote. This is a great day for the City of Miami. Congratulations to the Mayor, city staff and DPZ for their hard work. Congratulations, Miami, you are taking your place in the annals of architectural and planning [...]

Miami 21 Final Vote Today!

When: 2:00 pm
Where: City of Miami City Hall, 3500 Panamerican Drive
“The point of cities is multiplicity of choice”
- Jane Jacobs

News Roundup

Hold your horses: State of Florida House speaker is unsure he wants to call a special session for Sun-Rail just yet. I think waiting to make sure the Senate has the votes is important, considering the house already voted to approve. Uncle Charlie is also weighing in on the special transportation session saying that he [...]

More Bike Lanes Coming to Miami Beach?

Florida Department of Transportation is considering including new bicycle lanes in three upcoming projects located in Miami Beach. FDOT District 6 will conduct a public information meeting regarding three roadway enhancement projects on:
1) 71 Street from East Bay Drive to West of Collins Avenue
2) Normandy Drive from Rue Notre [...]

Bike Lane or Parking Lane?

The new bike lanes on Coral Way look great, but we need enforcement to keep them safe.  Below are a couple of pictures I took this past Saturday of some bike lane violators.

Bicyclist Killed in West Boca

This past weekend Elizabeth Victoria Stewart, 27, of Tamarac was killed while riding her bicycle. According to the Sun Sentinel, Elizabeth was struck from behind by a pickup truck while riding with a friend at 7:30am.
No word if any charges will be filed against the driver Greg Robinson, 49, of Boca Raton.  My [...]

Vote For City of Miami Recycling Video

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