A pedestrian could have very easily been hit by this speeding car.

Just moments ago there was another accident in the MiMo Historic District.  This is at least the fifth accident in past 6 months that I have witnessed.  Biscayne Boulevard is an FDOT road. Although the posted speed limit is 35 mph the design speed of this roadway is closer to 45mph.  The design speed should not exceed the posted speed limit. FDOT should be doing much more to make Biscayne Boulevard more pedestrian friendly.  You can find our suggestions here:

I have documented all the accidents below:

http://www.transitmiami.com/fdot/motorcyclist-collides-with-pedestrian-on-biscayne-boulevard-in-mimo

http://www.transitmiami.com/fdot/bus-shelter-destroyed-in-mimo

http://www.transitmiami.com/fdot/pic-of-the-day-two-weeks-notice

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6 Responses to Another Car Accident in MiMo

  1. "New Urban" Shane says:

    Agreed! Design (and not “posted speed limit” is the most effective way to ellicit safe driving and to protect pedestrians. If FDOT cared (and if the city cared), they would use the Scenic Highway act to allow us to improve safety in Mimo through better design (narrower lanes, medians, on-street parking, and a slew of other techniques).

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  2. Rog in Miami Gardens says:

    “New Urban” Shane:
    Not in this time of fiscal austerity (sarcasm). We have slipped into an era of government-hatred. With recalls, public-sector employees vs. private-sector employees, any kind of big local, state or even federal project is going to be looked upon with suspicion and unnecessary scrutiny. We have been sold the lie that low-tax and low-spending is the way to deal with deficits when a lot of the problem is really unpopular, expensive wars and many corporations not paying their fair share.

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  3. B says:

    Agreed. Of course another approach is to do like Bal Harbour and agressively enforce the posted speed limit. Or use speed cameras. But In the end, design is most effective.

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  4. Craig says:

    Rog - What a load of crap you just spewed. Foreign wars and low taxes have nothing to do with common-sense roadway design.

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  5. Rog in Miami Gardens says:

    Craig:
    My post was not referring to the design itself, but the cost of implementing the design upgrades that are desperately need. My post was meant to be taken with a huge dose of sarcasm. In other words, I agree with those who favor design upgrades, but that ANY governmental project, in these times of fiscal austerity, will be driven (no pun intended) through undue scrutinity when the issue of funding for these design upgrades surfaces.

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  6. Craig says:

    I get your point. I actually don’t have a problem with ‘undue’ scrutiny of projects using taxpayer dollars. Perhaps this undue scrutiny will allow local homeowner and neighborhood associations to weigh in on a project before the FDOT hastily proposes and begins a disastrous project like the recent ones on Biscayne Blvd or Brickell Avenue. The added roadway utility benefits like paralell parking, raised crosswalks come at a cost so minuscule compared to the egregious waste elsewhere in city, county and state government. And roadways are one of the few government services that truly everyone uses! No one to protect, just something that benefits everyone.

    It’s more of the same song we’ve all sung on here about the myopic vision of the FDOT. They are so incompetent in urban planning it is almost criminal.

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