Enough is enough. Cyclists in South Florida are sick and tired of FDOT’s antics. FDOT chooses not to include or even consider bicycle lanes in most of their resurfacing projects in District 6.  Last night about 35 cyclists attended an open house in which FDOT told the attendees that bicycle lanes would not be included in the Sunset Drive resurfacing project; so much for public participation.

Yesterday the newly energized South Florida Bicycle Coalition announced they would seek legal action if FDOT does not include bike lanes in the Sunset Drive resurfacing project without the required design exception, traffic and impact studies.

Well done South Florida Bicycle Coalition!  Keep up the great work!

Our expectation is that FDOT should design a complete street that includes sidewalks, bike lanes, narrower traffic lanes, lower speed limits and additional traffic calming devices. We will no longer tolerate shoddy FDOT workmanship such as the bike lanes on Coral Way and the MacArthur Causeway. FDOT has a responsibility to provide safe bicycle infrastructure that exceeds their abysmally low minimum design standards.

It should be noted that this is a MAJOR route for cyclists traveling east/west.  Trinity County Pineland Park and three elementary schools sit on Sunset Drive.  These attributes make this stretch of roadway the perfect candidate for a complete streets initiative by FDOT.

10 Responses to FDOT is officially put on notice

  1. […] on the Streetsblog Network, Transit Miami reports that advocates of traffic calming and quality bicycle infrastructure aren’t taking […]

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  2. […] on the Streetsblog Network, Transit Miami reports that advocates of traffic calming and quality bicycle infrastructure aren’t taking […]

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  3. Richard R-P says:

    Can we get a petition going or something? I mean, the name of the agency says it all Department of TRANSPORTATION. And are bicycles not a form of transportation? They should do their best to accommodate all vehicle types. This is what happens when decisions are made in some po-dunk town like Tallahassee.

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  4. […] times, the bastard just wouldn’t get out of his way. Florida cyclists threaten legal action if bike lanes aren’t included in a major resurfacing […]

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  5. ObviousAnswer says:

    FDOT may be unfriendly to bikers but why aren’t bikers demanding bars and nightclubs stop selling drinks at 3:00 am? Or 1:00 am? Why do places like Club Space and Nocturnal in Miami still sell to drunks and druggies 24/7?

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  6. Tony Garcia says:

    How does that have anything to do with bike lanes on Sunset Drive???? Stop making bike and pedestrian safety about some moronic campaign to close bars early. Future comments about this will just be deleted. Thanks.

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  7. Prem says:

    Has there been any movement on this?

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  8. Felipe Azenha says:

    Patience is a virtue young Jedi. Good things come to those who wait Prem.

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  9. MrSunshine561 says:

    Apparently FDOT did not learn their lesson after SFBC’s past legal action in Palm Beach. Perhaps it’s time to give FDOT a refresher lesson on how to implement their own “Complete Streets” policy in Dade County.

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  10. […] 3.FDOT is officially put on notice | Transit Miami Our expectation is that FDOT should design a complete street that includes sidewalks, bike lanes, narrower traffic lanes, lower speed limits and additional traffic calming devices. … FDOT has a responsibility to provide safe bicycle infrastructure that exceeds their abysmally low minimum design standards. … December 2008… http://www.transitmiami.com/2010/04/01/fdot-is-officially-put-on-notice/ […]

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