Transit Miami would like to announce that one of our writers, JM Palacios, has taken on the role of Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for Florida Department of Transportation District 4. District 4 includes Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River Counties. (FDOT is split into seven districts, and Miami-Dade County falls into District 6.)

I look forward to doing what I can to ensure that District 4 does a good job implementing bicycle, pedestrian, and transit features on state roadways. I want to see Complete Streets that further the part of the FDOT mission to enhance economic prosperity and preserve the quality of our environment and communities. Too often engineers focus more on simply moving people and goods with cars and trucks, and it takes a long time to expand that mindset. As a commuting cyclist as well as an engineer, I hope I can bring a good perspective to the table.

I should give the caveat that the opinions I express on this site do not necessarily reflect any kind of official FDOT statement or position. While that would be nice, I haven’t been able to persuade everyone else to see my point of view. :-)

If you have a bicycle or pedestrian related issue with a state road in any of the counties within FDOT District 4, contact me at john-mark.palacios [at] or (954) 777-4318 and I’ll do what I can to help you.

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7 Responses to FDOT District 4 Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator

  1. Kathryn Moore says:

    Way to go, JM! Great news. Congratulations.


  2. dario says:

    Congrats. Hope this is as good for you as it is for us.


  3. RG says:

    Wow, that is great! I hope you can report on some successes for us bicyclists soon (no pressure) :)


  4. Felipe Azenha says:

    Congrats! Very happy to hear that FDOT has a bicycle commuter as their bike/ped coordinator. You will bring FDOT a priceless perspective from the saddle. This is a big step in the right direction for FDOT.


  5. Great work JM! Congrats!


  6. a says:

    great news :)
    District 6 is getting better- its like Miami going from last to somewhere in the middle of a list, not great but better. Bicylcling has grown leaps and bounds lately and i hope transit will be following the footsteps to connect more people.

    You have a great regional planning council up there to help you out…


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