The City of Miami will be holding a public meeting on June 9 at 6 P.M. regarding the upcoming improvements to South Bayshore Drive. The project involves a widening and reconstruction of the road with drainage improvements, designated bike lanes and landscape improvements.
The City is looking for feedback from the community on this project and we will certainly be letting them know that we want to make Bayshore Drive a safe and fun place to walk, run, or bike! We will also be attending the public meeting and we hope you do the same; if you can’t attend, the city has set up an email address (ASKCIP@miamigov.com) for you to send your thoughts, comments, and ideas.
Anyone who has to commute in Miami-Dade County knows how hazardous it can be for pedestrians. I myself have had many close calls while biking, and I’m sure our readers have dozens of tales of accidents, near-misses, and other scares (tell us about yours in the comments!). However, a new report released by Smart Growth America adds statistical backing to these anecdotes, showing us just how dangerous navigating the County can be, and underlining the need for safe reform.
The report (available here) calculated the share of local commuters who walk or bike to work, as well as the past 5 years’ traffic fatality data, to determine the most dangerous metro areas, and it appears that Florida has some real work to do: the top 4 most dangerous regions in the nation were Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. Continue reading Miami-Dade Ranked 4th-Most Dangerous Metro Area for Pedestrians→
On May 7 at 8 a.m., in celebration of National Bike to School Day, the city has partnered with the University of Miami BikeSafe Program and Fienberg Fisher K-8 Center students for a Bike to School Day ride.
We 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.
If you have been following ARONOVITZ LAW Blog posts over the past year, you know there has been an ongoing grassroots initiative, backed by legislative support, to impose tougher penalties on hit-and-run drivers.
Now that vital initiative—the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act— is one step away from becoming law in Florida. After passing in the Senate by unanimous vote on March 26, the House voted 118-0 on April 22 to pass its version of the bill. Continue reading Aaron Cohen Law One Step Closer→
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