Emerge Ride & Green Mobility Fundraiser May 9th at Ms. Cheezious

On May 9, bring your bike and come join the Emerge Miami folks for their Second Saturday ride. The ride will begin at the Allapattah Metrorail station at 10:00 am.  The ride will wind through the streets of some areas of Miami you may have never seen before and then stop at Ms. Cheezious to enjoy great food and good times.
This ride is also an important fundraiser aimed to support Green Mobility Network.  For every New Belgium Slow Ride purchased at Ms. Cheezious, 50 cents will be donated to Green Mobility through New Belgium’s “Drink To Donate” program, helping to fuel our year-round campaign to support biking, running and walking initiatives.
Green Mobility Network will have a free bike valet set up behind Ms. Cheezious to keep your bikes safe while you enjoy the food and fun!!
If you cannot make the start of the Emerge ride feel free to ride, walk or (if you must) drive over, if you are in the area and you can still take part in the festivities with fellow cyclists and others who want to support making Miami a more alternative transportation friendly city!!

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District 11 Airs Plan for West End Connectivity

West End

In partnership with several County departments, Commissioner Juan Zapata has developed a West End Connectivity Master Plan to promote greenway connectivity and walkability to County parks, schools, libraries and business nodes in the area. These proposed improvements will connect with existing greenways and add approximately 15 miles of bike routes. Bravo to District 11 for making the West End a future destination for safe and scenic biking, walking and running!

Well done, Dade allies

Today we extend congratulations to two Miami-Dade individuals and an organization who are recipients of Florida Bicycle Association annual awards this spring.  They are Dr. Mickey Witte and state Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, for their work to get the Aaron Cohen Law adopted last year, and Bike Walk Coral Gables, which recently held its fourth successful Gables Bike Day. Good work, all of you!

Tony’s book makes a splash

Tony Garcia, right, solicits ideas for improving the M-Path at an event with Meg Daly, left, the sparkplug of the Underline project to develop the path as a vibrant linear park.

Making news in the world of urban affairs this week is a new book called Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action for Long-Term Change. It’s by our chairman, Anthony Garcia, and his partner in Street Plans Collaborative, Mike Lydon. Their design firm grew out of the work that Lydon did on Miami 21, the modern rewrite of the City of Miami’s land-use plan.

The book was featured in Slate, which published an excerpt, and with an interview at Next City, the website covering metropolitan leaders, policies and innovation.  There’s more about the book, too, at the publisher’s website.

Tony will be speaking about his ideas April 2 at Books & Books in Coral Gables. The talk starts at 8 p.m.

Meetings to shape Ludlam Trail vision

A pair of charrettes — community-based planning workshops — will be held in coming weeks to help neighbors of the proposed Ludlam Trail refine their vision of a world-class linear park extending 6.2 miles from Dadeland to the City of Miami’s westernmost neighborhood. The trail has been a dream for decades, and now Friends of the Ludlam Trail — an initiative of Green Mobility Network — is working hard to make the dream a reality. Continue reading Meetings to shape Ludlam Trail vision

Transit is key at Transportation Summit

PhilWashington The head of the American Public Transportation Association, Philip A. Washington, joins Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez at the 2015 Transportation Summit.  The all-day program Jan. 22 at Miami-Dade College’s Chapman Conference Center includes exhibits and programs to focus on the future of Miami-area public transportation.

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