For those who were planning to attend tomorrow’s Regional Transportation Workshop hosted by Florida Department of Transportation, the meeting has been rescheduled to a later date. The workshop is meant to address major statewide and regional projects that involve the Florida Transportation Plan (FTP), Strategic Intermodal Systems (SIS) Policy Plan, and the Freight Mobility and Trade Plan (FMTP).
GMN representatives plan to attend this workshop and will be advocating for the implementation of more protected bike lanes along strategic urban corridors, and an overall adoption of Complete Streets policies and initiatives across Miami-Dade County. We will update our blog with the new date and time as soon as it is announced.
WHEN: Sept. 10, 2015 4-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Broward College, North Campus
Building 62 (library), Room 154
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd.
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Greenways and Trails is hosting six public meetings across the state to update the opportunity maps for the Florida Greenways and Trails System. The opportunity maps are used to direct resources to these priority corridors to help complete the overall system of connected greenways and trails in Florida.
To promote WHEELS and District 8’s growing bicycle district, Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, WHEELS chair Victor Dover along with a peloton of fellow bicycle advocates came together to tour Miami’s Black Creek Trail. The trail is considered a local gem, however many residents still don’t know much about it.
On Thursday August 27 from 9:30 a.m. until 12 noon, the Coral Gables City Commission will meet for a Miracle Mile/Giralda Streetscape Design Workshop. The meeting will be held in the City if Coral Gables Commission Chambers. City staff and commissioners will discuss progress on the project and review design elements. Public hearings will be scheduled later.
Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) #PutItDown campaign is a state wide initiative aimed at eradicating the use of texting while driving, particularly among young people. FDOT staff will be performing outreach in Miami between August 24-29. See below for a list of their outreach locations or click here for their most recent newsletter. Texting while driving is illegal in the state of Florida and is punishable by fine, but that’s a small price to pay in comparison to avoiding potential tragedy.
OUTREACH EVENT: Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
OUTREACH EVENT: Miami-Dade College North Campus Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
OUTREACH EVENT: Miami-Dade College Hialeah Campus – Friday, August 28, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Plan Z, also known as Rickenbacker Park, is becoming a major conversation in Miami-Dade County. From Rickenbacker Causeway to Key Biscayne, thousands of runners, walkers, cyclists and tri-athletes consider this stretch of road to be the mecca training ground of South Florida. Unfortunately, the road has also claimed the lives of numerous cyclists tragically killed by drivers who failed to properly share the road.
America Walks, the national organization leading the walking movement is excited to announce that US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy (link bit.ly/1LBDxj9) will participate as keynote speaker at the 2015 National WalkingSummit to be held in Washington, DC October 28-30. America Walks encourages all walking advocates and organizations to join America’s doctor as he delivers a walking prescription to leaders and advocates from across the United States.
District 8 is on a mission to promote safe and more enjoyable bicycling across the county. Watch D8 Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and Mayor of Palmetto Bay Eugene Flinn, discuss the need for improved bikeability which would allow people to not only see their bike as a recreational tool, but also a great alternative for commuting to work and daily needs.
Coming November 11-15, WHEELS will be celebrating South Florida streets, trains, trails and paths. In conjunction with the annual East Coast Greenway summit, WHEELS has set a bold goal of encouraging 10,000 people (1,000 from out of town) to leave the car in the driveway and instead utilize transit, bike, bus and /or foot to commute around Miami.
Collaborating with a broad range of public, private and non-profit partners, WHEELS is mobilizing the South Florida community to participate in a series of programmed group bike rides, trail runs, street parties and more! To further promote the use of alternative modes, WHEELS participants will be treated to free transit passes, food & drink specials, and an assortment of bike friendly swag.
The five-day hub of WHEELS will be South Miami, the only city in South Florida where transit and multi-use trail directly pass through downtown. As the event approaches, expect to see a detailed schedule of group rides and runs that will open to the public, all free! Local bike advocates will serve as ride leaders who will tour participants through some of Miami’s most beautiful bike routes that are not only breathtaking, but also have high connectivity to transit and urban centers. For those new to biking/transit, it will hopefully unveil a whole way of getting to and from one’s daily needs, without the need of a car.
Green Mobility Network is a proud partner of WHEELS, and will be assisting with Bike Valet services and the coordination of some fun group rides!
Improving walking, bicycling, and living in Miami, Florida