Yesterday I went for a bike ride on the Rickenbacker Causeway. This is what I witnessed:
- Several hundred bicyclists
- Hundreds of pedestrians
- Two Miami Dade Police cruisers enforcing the speed limit
- At least 7 cars driving in excess of 50 mph
- Five cars driving in excess of 65 mph on the bridges
- A SUV swerve into the bicycle lane while doing about 45mph
- Two cars parked in the bicycle lane
- A driver aggressively accelerating towards me as I overtook another cyclist. The driver then yelled at me and told me I only belong in the bicycle lane.
It’s been nearly three months since the tragic accident that killed bicyclist Christope LeCanne, yet no additional safety measures have been implemented on the Rickenbacker Causeway. All the dangerous existing conditions still remain there. I would like to remind everyone that over the past 5 years we have averaged about a death every 2.5 years on the Rickenbacker Causeway, in addition to many other serious injures. Please reach out to County Commissioner Carlos Gimenez and ask for a safer Rickenbacker Causeway for everyone. Commissioner Gimenez is one of our greatest allies, but he needs your support. Please also suggest to him that we close a lane of traffic every Sunday for cyclists and pedestrians to enjoy the best South Florida has to offer.
- Just Another Saturday Morning on the Rickenbacker Causeway…
- Time to stop playing politics on the Rickenbacker Causeway, every Sunday should be a ciclovia on the Rickenbacker.
- A Brief History of Bicycle Accidents on the Rickenbacker Causeway
- Why Bicyclists Keep Dying on the Rickenbacker Causeway
- Reposted:Transit Miami Recommendations for the Rickenbacker Causeway
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