Yesterday afternoon I took off the suit and put on the spandex for an afternoon ride on the Rickenbacker Causeway. This is what I witnessed:
- About a hundred cyclists enjoying the afternoon
- Several dozen pedestrians and runners exercising
- At least 15 cars cruising in excess of 50 mph
- At least 3 cars doing about 65 mph on the bridges (Motorists love to speed on the bridges, it is very difficult to enforce the speed limit on the bridges)
- One parked car in the bike lane
- A Miami Dade Transit bus overtake me, only to cut me off to drop off a passenger. The bus partially stopped in the bike lane, forcing me into the traffic lane as I passed the bus.
- A large white van came within 2 feet of me while doing about 50 mph.
- One decoy police car used to calm traffic
Believe it or not, but this was a particularly calm day on the Rickenbacker Causeway. Conditions continue to remain unsafe for all users; unfortunately cyclists do not have any better or safer options.
- My Morning Rickenbacker Causeway Bike Ride
- Enforcement increases on the Rickenbacker Causeway, but hazards still remain.
- Why Bicyclists Keep Dying on the Rickenbacker Causeway
- Time to stop playing politics on the Rickenbacker Causeway, every Sunday should be a ciclovia on the Rickenbacker.
- Five Minutes on the Rickenbacker Causeway
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