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Posts from ‘December, 2009’

An Informal Bike Count

Yesterday morning I took the scenic route back home from the synagogue, going down all of Lincoln Road Mall, to the Oceanwalk Promenade, then up 5th St before heading home (see the MapMyRide.com Map). On a whim, I decided to count all the bikes I came across my way, whether parked or with riders. Everyone [...]

…….And We’re Back!

We here at Transit Miami have been working tirelessly to fix some coding errors which occurred over the weekend.
Thanks for your patience while we sorted these problems out - I can’t guarantee that we’ve fixed them for good, but, we now have a better understanding of what brings down the site periodically.

A Letter to Santa

Dear Santa,
Transit Miami and its readers have been good boys and girls this year. So below are just a few things that we would like from you:

Miami 21
Bike Miami Days
Well designed bicycle lanes
A protected and separated bicycle facility on the Rickenbacker, MacArthur and Julia Tuttle Causeways
Implementation of the Miami Bicycle Master Plan
A complete streets approach [...]

Driver only gets 5 years for deadly hit and run

Unlicensed driver Charles Sanford, 19, was sentenced to 5 years for killing 4-year-old Veronica Desir on April 4, 2008 according to the Miami Herald. Charles Sanford fled from the scene of the accident and was apprehended three days later, his damaged Dodge Magnum was found at a Fort Lauderdale body shop.
A five year sentence is [...]

More New Bike Racks at Fifth & Alton

The “bog box” mall at 5th St and Alton Rd in South Beach surprises us yet again. After installing 14 new bike racks along the Publix front on 6th St, I just spotted 20 new bike racks along the Lenox Ave side of the mall.

I had already seen four when I first reported on the [...]

How about some bicycle racks on the Metrorail trains?

Miami Dade Transit allows bicycles in the last train car, but there isn’t a safe place on the train to store the bicycles. On Sunday there were 10 bicycles in the last car. It was impossible for people to get in and out of the train because the bicycles were littered throughout the entire car; [...]

King Mango Strut

[ December 27, 2009; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_5247" align="aligncenter" width="250" caption="Photo: http://kingmangostrut.org/default.htm"][/caption]

We here at Transit Miami love events that poke fun at  politics and pop culture. The 28th annual King Mango Strut will be held on Sunday December 28th @ 2pm in Coconut Grove. The 2009 grand marshal will be “Jimbo” of Jimbo’s Place on Virginia Key.

For those of you that [...]

Emerge Miami January Meetup

[ January 9, 2010; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] This is a joint bicycle ride with City of Miami’s Bike Miami Rides, Emerge’s Critical Mass, and the TACOLCY (The Advisory Comittee of Liberty City Youth) Bike Club. We’ll be meeting at 10am at the MLK Metro-Rail station and riding to the TACOLCY Center from there the bike groups will ride together.
The ride will take [...]

Miami Critical Mass: Christmas Ride

[ December 25, 2009; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]

Miami Critical Mass falls on Christmas Day this year. Bring out your new bike, hopefully some of you got lights for Xmas.

This will be a short ride. We will ride though Downtown Miami, Coral gables, Miracle Mile, and Little Havana. 12 miles total. Don’t be late, we’ll be leaving early. We’ll be stopping for a [...]

Bike Miami Rides: Sunday, December 20th

[ December 20, 2009; 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. ] Bike Miami Rides
Sunday, December 20th
8:30am

Mary Brickell Village
901 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

Before the ride begins we will go over basic bicycle safety information, and make sure everyone’s bike is road ready with the ABC quick check. The ride will meet at 8:30 and we will ride promptly at 9am.

The ride will travel through Brickell, Downtown, [...]

Miami 21 Delayed Until May

I will pledge to you Miami 21 will be implemented, but with the input of the new commissioners.
-Mayor Regalado
That is enough of a pledge for me to believe that this is not the end of the road for Miami 21. I hope the Mayor lives up to his word.
PS. The Herald article said it best:
…the [...]

Why Miami 21 Should Not Be Delayed

So it is after four years, countless meetings, and hours of testimony over the fate of Miami 21, that we still find ourselves fighting for a walkable future for the city of Miami. It is absurd that the new mayor (and longtime foe of liveable cities) is requesting that the fractured City Commission vote on [...]

2009 MUTCD Is Here

Now you’re probably asking, what’s the MUTCD? The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices sets the standards for striping, signage, and signalization across the country. If a traffic control feature you want is not in there, you’ll have a hard time getting it installed on your road. The US Department of Transportation just released a [...]

Miami 21 Under Attack By New Mayor

Sent by a Transit Advocate:
Friends, many of you supported Miami 21, a new zoning code for the City of Miami that, among many advantages, improves transitions between high and low-density areas.  The City Commission happily approved Miami 21 by a vote of 4 to 1.
However, this Thursday, December 17, the Mayor is forcing the City [...]

Feed Your Head with The Smart Growth Manual

The newly released book titled The Smart Growth Manual is filled with best practice examples of good urbanism. Co-written by Transit Miami’s very own Mike Lydon with Andres Duany and Jeff Speck, The Smart Growth Manual is an indispensable guide on how to properly plan a modern city. The book is organized for speedy reference [...]