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GMN Launches Quickbuild Program with Miami-Dade County!

We are proud to announce that Green Mobility Network together with Miami-Dade County Transportation and Public Works Department, and Street Plans Collaborative, are launching an county-wide Transportation Quickbuild Program.

With funding from both Transit Center and the Miami Foundation, GMN will be giving out over $60,000 in funding for low cost, easy to build transportation infrastructure all around the county.

We will be holding a kickoff meeting on Janaury 30, at MCAD in downtown Miami.

Check back soon for more information!

 

 

FDOT Project Meetings: Alton Road, NW 47 Avenue, NW 57 Avenue

fdot-logoThe FDOT will be holding a series of public hearings in the coming week regarding road redesign projects around the county. The first is about the economic, social, and environmental impacts of the proposed improvements to NW 47th Avenue, from NW 183rd St. up to Premier Parkway in Broward County. It will be held on Thursday May 22nd, at Florida Memorial University’s Conference Center (15800 NW 42 Ave) at 6 P.M This project is designed to provide additional roadway capacity to improve mobility and safety for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists alike.

Another meeting will be held on Thursday May 29th regarding the proposed improvements to NW 57th Avenue, from W 84th St. to NW 186th St. The project mostly involves repaving and restriping the road itself, and will also include improvements to pedestrian ramps and signalization equipment (push buttons). We hope to see you there! The meeting will be at Dade Christian School (6601 NW 167th St.) from 6-8 P.M.

We urge you to go make your voice heard! Encourage FDOT to make our roads more humane and pedestrian friendly!
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South Miami, Gables Improve Park Facilities

Last week was a big week for parks in Miami-Dade with improvements to Paciencia Park in South Miami, and the grand opening of Ignrahm Park in Coral Gables.

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A new sidewalk in Paciencia Park follows the path of a well used cut-through path by pedestrians. The sidewalk is a big improvement and will be well utilized!
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Prior to this path, pedestrians had to walk through the park to the get to the station.

A sidewalk was installed in Paciencia Park in South Miami by Miami-Dade Transit that connects the sidewalk to South Miami Station  will help encourage safe and convenient walking and biking to transit.  Miami-Dade Transit (MDT), along with Citizens for a Better South Florida also planted 8 trees and installed two park benches.  We spoke to several commuters at the Park who were very happy to see the trail constructed and confirmed that it would make their daily commutes easier.

We commend Miami-Dade Transit and the City of South Miami for this initiative, and hope that similar improvements can be made all along the M-Path.

In Coral Gables, the city inaugurated the redesigned Ingraham Park, at the intersection of Ingraham Highway and Le Jeune Road. The park is the last of a three phase project that also included the construction of the shared-path bridge over the CG waterway, connecting the Commodore Trail project to the Old Cutler Trail. The newly redesigned park has misting machines, fitness equipment, and multiple benches. The City will also be connecting the park to the sidewalk on Edgewater Drive in an upcoming project, closing an important gap in the Commodore Trail.

Bike Miami Beach Bicycle Master Plan Meeting

The City of Miami Beach will be hosting a public workshop to discuss BIKE MIAMI BEACH, a holistic and comprehensive redesign of the Miami Beach street network to re-balance transportation priorities to take into account the concerns of pedestrians, cyclists, tree canopy advocates, and neighborhood associations. The plan will look at previous mobility, bicycle, pedestrian, and traffic safety studies and plans to inform how to best integrate bicycle travel into the transportation network. The Street Plans Collaborative will give a presentation on existing challenges and opportunities in the street network, and will host a mapping exercise where residents will draw their preferred routes for incorporation into the plan.

Date: Tuesday,May 13, 2014

Time: 6:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.

Place:         Miami Beach Golf Club

2301 Alton Road

Miami Beach, Florida 33140

For more information about all things related to bicycling on Miami Beach visit:

http://bikemiamibeach.org

Contact: Xavier Falconi, P.E., Transportation Planner, 305.673.7080, or by email at xfalconi@miamibeachfl.gov.

National Bike Challenge

LAB_NBC_offsite-smallheader280x270We are again participating in the National Bike Challenge, along with cycling enthusiasts all across the land. You’re invited to join the Green Mobility Network team and log your rides, whether for recreation or for daily transportation. We think you’ll find it fun to track your miles and watch how your teammates are doing. Whether you’re new to the challenge or returning, sign up at the new login page, fill out your profile, and select Green Mobility Network as your team. You can log your miles manually or through Endomondo or Map My Ride. If you found this road a little bumpy last year, we think you’ll like the improved interface.