Ciclovia is a fantastic example of streets for people from the world leader in green mobility Bogotá, Colombia. You can search for the Ciclovia video, or view many others of interest to Green Mobility advocates.
Smart Growth. It’s a trend-setting concept for creating more livable and sustainable communities. “Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change” is a new book that explains how less auto-dependent development is a key to the problem of global warming.
Miami Critical Mass is offering a great opportunity to share the streets with other like-minded cyclists and discover new routes throughout Miami-Dade. Click here to sign up for regular updates and ride schedules.
Bicycle Valet Parking at public events is one of the Green Mobility Network’s new projects. Click the attachment link below to see what the racks look like. We’re always looking for volunteers who want to contribute a couple of hours on a weekend to make it easier to get to events by nonmotorized means. If you want to be on our volunteer list, please call John Hopkins at (786) 242-0766.
Governor Crist recently signed into law a bill that addresses pedestrian safety in Florida, saying that when a pedestrian steps into a sidewalk, the driver must stop. This is a major victory for pedestrians seeking safe passage on Miami's streets. In Miami-Dade County, 90 pedestrians were killed and 1,329 were injured in 2006, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Pedestrian Safety Bill (SB 154) amends sections 316.075 & 316.130 of the Florida Statutes and says, “The driver of a vehicle at any crosswalk where signage so indicates shall stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross a roadway when the pedestrian is in the crosswalk or steps into the crosswalk and is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.” Miami's streets were designed for automobiles, not pedestrians. As more people walk, it's time to urge community leaders to take notice of the new law.
If you’d like to be a bicycle commuter, but worry about getting home quick in a family crisis, check out the Emergency Ride Home program at South Florida Commuter Services. The program is available to commuters who carpool, vanpool, ride transit, bicycle, or walk to work at least three times a week. Commuter Services is the project that aids and promotes car-pooling and other alternatives to the personal car for transportation in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. They'll fill you in at 800-234-RIDE (that's 800-234-7344). Tell them we suggested you call, won't you?