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.
The eastbound bike lane and right-turn lane approaching the Powell Bridge on the Rickenbacker Causeway are to be re-striped on Tuesday to reduce conflicts and confusion between drivers and cyclists. The new striping should alert eastbound drivers in the right lane that they can’t cross the bridge from that lane, said James Martincak, road and bridge maintenance supervisor for Miami-Dade public works. This is one of the trouble spots that was mentioned as we collected ideas during our SafeStreetsMiami campaign earlier this year.
Traffic engineer Jeff Cohen said the new striping will follow revised guidelines just added this year to the national standard manual for street markings. Martincak said that, weather permitting, the work will start at 9 a.m. and should be completed in one day.
The state Department of Transportation held an information session Oct. 25 to show its plans for “improving” Collins Avenue between 5th Street and Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. Beach bike activist Gabrielle Redfern reports on the meeting at Transit Miami. Cyclist alert: the plan doesn’t look nearly as bike-friendly as earlier FDOT announcements led us to believe. Skinnier sidewalks, plus left-turn lanes, we hear.