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BIKE VALET Coming to Coconut Grove Arts Festival

GMNCGAFGreen Mobility Network is excited to be partnering with Coconut Grove Arts Festival to provide our hugely popular bike valet.  Our bike valet station will be located near the festival’s main entrance on McFarlane Rd.  Patrons are encouraged to avoid parking hassles and fees and instead take their bikes to the festival. If coming by transit, make sure to get off at the Coconut Grove metrorail station and head down 27th avenue (which just got a brand new bike lane!). Coconut Grove is a beautiful City of Miami neighborhood with a bike culture that continues to grow.  We are proud to aiding the festival in providing safe and effective parking solutions.

If you are interested in volunteering in bike valet, please email info@greenmobilitynetwork.org.

Ludlam Trail Exhibit at Coral Gables Museum

The Ludlam Trail campaign continues to pick up steam as we cross into 2016.  The past 4 months have been very exciting as Friends of Ludlam Trail launched a series of Ludlam Days events along the Ludlam corridor. Our community building plan for Ludlam Days was officially kicked-off in October 2015 when the Ludlam Trail: Grassroots to Treetops museum exhibit was unveiled at Coral Gables Museum.

Ever since the exhibit went public, FOLT has boldly set out to accomplish exactly what it shared at the exhibit.  View this video tour by exhibit co-curator Eric Katz.

Countdown to the Venetian: T-Minus One Month

Bridge repairs are underway across the Venetian Causeway.  For the past 6 months, thousands of bicyclists and pedestrians have been anticipating the re-opening of this critical and scenic corridor connecting Miami Beach to the mainland.  Due to the bridge closure, non-motorists have been forced to reroute their east-west commutes across the MacArthur and Julia Tuttle causeways, both high-stress commuter routes offering little protection with cars zooming by at 60+ mph speeds.

VenetianJust last week we highlighted a new green bike lane across Miami Beach’s 16th street.  The Venetian Causeway bridge repair in another critical component  adding to Miami’s 21st century built environment where cars, bikes and peds all benefit from improved accessibility and protection.

*Photo courtesy Michael Matthews

Gables Bike Day 2016 is February 28

Gables Bike Day

This year Bike Walk Coral Gables will be hosting its FIFTH Annual Gables Bike Day on Sunday February 28, 2016 from 11AM-3PM in Merrick Park across from the historic Coral Gables City Hall at 405 Biltmore Way Coral Gables, FL 33134. Biltmore Way from LeJeune to Hernando St. will be closed to vehicular traffic.

We invite all cyclists, skaters, parents and children to this event for a day in promoting health, physical activity and bike safety in the community including guided bike tours throughout Coral Gables, healthy food and drink vendors, farmer’s market, music, art bike exhibit, scavenger hunt, family activities, giveaways, fitness classes and much more.

Green Mobility Network will be there providing free bike valet to all event participants!

Art Festivals Going Bike-Friendly

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival is offering bike valet  this year.  We think it’s a first for this always-popular event, and we’re excited to be working with them to make the show more accessible.  If you bike to the festival on Feb. 13-15 you’ll find our Green Mobility tent at the main entrance, 2980 McFarlane Road. There friendly volunteers will park and protect your bicycle — and share information about this and other projects making greater Miami better for people who bicycle, run, and walk.

The concept of bike valet at an arts festival was tested and proven at the Rotary Arts Festival in South Miami, where we’ll be back on Feb. 20-21 at 5750 SW 72nd St.

Want to help at these or other Green Mobility events? Visit our page at Volunteer Match.