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Miami-Dade Making an Effort to be Bike-Friendly

The Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization is hosting a Bike-Friendly Summit targeted at all Miami-Dade city mayors, city managers, public works directors, parks directors, local bike advocacy groups, universities and businesses who are interested in becoming officially designated as Bicycle-Friendly for the League of American Bicyclists. The Summit will provide attendees with information and data needed to complete their Bicycle-Friendly application. More information on programming and Agenda soon to come.

 

Bike Valet Returning to Coconut Grove Arts Festival

We are proud to be collaborating with Coconut Grove Arts Festival for another year of Bike Valet service. Last year was such a success that we are now providing to 2 bike valet locations instead of one. We encourage all CGAF attendees to consider the most comfortable and most convenient way to get to and from Miami’s most favorite art festival, ride a bike! Our GMN staff and volunteers will more than happy to keep your bike safe and secure while you enjoy the event.  Details on sight locations are soon to come. Remember bike valet is free, that’s right no cost!

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!

 

 

Biscayne -Everglades Greenway Ride a Huge Success

On March 13, 2016, the Miami-Dade community gathered at Homestead Sports Complex for the annual Biscayne – Everglades Greenway Ride.  Approximately 60 riders from all corners of the county joined in to discover and enjoy the beauty of this on-going trail project.  The ride was hosted by Green Mobility Network and the Everglades Bicycle Club, and sponsored by Rails to Trails Conservancy.

pic1The ride involved 3 distances totaling 14, 22 and 42 miles for each group.  Before the ride began, an opening ceremony included statements from GMN, EBC and Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava.  Commissioner Cava’s district represents the Homestead area and is fervent on building District 8 as the county’s Bicycle District. With her support and the community, South Dade will continue to build its already impressive trail network including South Dade Trail, Black Creek Trail, Old Cutler and now Biscayne – Everglades Greenway.

The Biscayne – Everglades Greenway will be one of the state’s only trails that connects two national parks (Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park).  Many thanks to Everglades Bicycle Club, volunteer ride leaders, and all bicyclists who came out and enjoyed a beautiful day of riding. Special thanks to Rails to Trails Conservancy for supporting this amazing trail opportunity.

City of Miami Recognizes Bike Month

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It is with great thanks to Commissioner Francis Suarez and the City of Miami for offering a formal Proclamation acknowledging Miami Bike Month. On March 11, city delegates and members of the Miami community gathered at City Hall as the proclamation was delivered to Green Mobility Network (GMN). Eric Katz of GMN was there on behalf of the Miami bike community and expressed thanks to the commission and city of Miami bike & pedestrian coordinator Collin Worth for making this proclamation possible.

As stated in the proclamation, the city views better bicycling as a “viable form of transportation and recreation that has great potential to have a positive impact on Miami’s economy, health, and tourism industry and to stimulate economic development by making City competitive in an international marketplace where businesses and and citizens see bicycling as a desirable urban amenity…”

Many thanks again to the City of Miami for continuing to lead the charge as South Florida transforms to a world-class bicycle infrastructure destination. The community is invited to celebrate bike month with full range of bike events occurring through out the month of March. See link below for a video to the commission meeting and fast forward to 1:04:00 to see the Proclamation presentation.

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(left to right) Commissioner Francis Suarez, Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator Collin Worth, Eric Katz of Green Mobility Network, Commissioner Ken Russell, and Mayor Tomas Regalado