This morning a motorcyclist traveling south on Biscayne Boulevard hit a pedestrian as she tried to cross the street. The accident occurred near NE 74th Street. The closest crosswalk is two block north on NE 76th Street. The next closest crosswalk is on NE 71st Street. From NE 71st Street to NE 76th Street there are NO crosswalks. This is a typical FDOT project; pedestrians are never considered a priority in the design. It almost seems like FDOT goes out of their way to design roadways to make it difficult for pedestrians to cross. Who in their right mind at FDOT thinks a 5-lane roadway highway with a design speed of 45mph, with crosswalks every 5 blocks is a good idea for pedestrians? This project is a disgrace. Not only does it force pedestrians to jaywalk, but also once they do jaywalk they need to cross a 70 ft wide highway with speeding cars coming from both directions. If FDOT tried, I don’t think even they could possibly design a more dangerous Biscayne Boulevard for pedestrians.
FDOT is not only putting pedestrians in harms way; they are killing businesses because of poor roadway design. The MiMo Historic District should have narrower lanes, bicycle sharrows, and parallel parking. All of these features would help calm traffic and allow businesses to prosper in this area by providing convenient parking. Please take a look at the MiMo Streetscape Study, which was commissioned by the MiMo Business Improvement Committee, and completed by architects and planners from the University of Miami.
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- The FDOT’s Disgraceful Biscayne Boulevard Project Winding Down-Back to the Drawing Board We Go….
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