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!
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!
Today we welcome Frank Vega’s Two Wheel Picker to our family of progressive bicycle shops that offer discounts to members of Green Mobility Network. Now there are eight shops in all that support our advocacy by way of this member benefit. You can review the list, and start or renew your membership, by visiting our Join page.
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
“Bike Night at Coral Gables Museum” during Gallery Night Live!
Friday, March 6, 6pm – 9pm
Join us for the public opening of exhibits “ARTcycle 2015” and “The Underline: make it yours,” a cash bar, the awards announcement for ARTcycle Spin Off and live music.
Gallery Night Kids’ Club!
Friday, March 6, 6pm – 9pm
Parents enjoy a night out, while kids (ages 5-12) enjoy a party at the Museum. Offered in conjunction with Coral Gables Gallery Night and Giralda Under the Stars, this is your date night solution! Registration required. Call (305) 603-8067 or email email@example.com. $30; $25 Museum Family Members. For an additional $10, choose from a special selection of delicious and healthy meals your kids can enjoy from Seasons 52.
Continue reading Art Cycle Programming
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.
By January 1 we expect East Coast Greenway signs will have been installed on the full length of the M-Path, from SW 11th Street to Metrorail’s Dadeland South Station. This is a major milestone in Green Mobility Network’s support and advocacy for both the M-Path and the 2,900-mile bike route between Key West and northern Maine.
Continue reading Marking the Greenway
Your charitable giving goes an extra mile when you participate in Give Miami Day. During that 24-hour campaign, The Miami Foundation will match a share of your gift up to $10,000. This special opportunity starts at midnight on Thursday, November 20. To make your contribution of $25 or more, just visit givemiamiday.org and select Green Mobility Network from the list of participants. You’ll have our thanks and the knowledge that you’ve helped make greater Miami better and safer for bicycling, running, and walking.
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Green Mobility Network supports the Miami Critical Mass rides as being one of most important bellwethers of the rise of bicycle culture in Miami-Dade County. The rides have helped thousands of Miamians discover and enjoy bicycling, and that is a good thing. We hope everyone who participates in these rides will be considerate of all other road users. Wherever we ride, we should make safety our priority and courtesy our habit. Any rider who fails to do that obscures the fact that bicycling is a healthy activity that is good for the environment and a wholesome thing.
We urge city leaders to bring together all members of the bicycle community to engage in a constructive dialog that preserves what is special about the Critical Mass ride, while also ensuring public safety