The City of Miami Beach will be hosting a public workshop to discuss BIKE MIAMI BEACH, a holistic and comprehensive redesign of the Miami Beach street network to re-balance transportation priorities to take into account the concerns of pedestrians, cyclists, tree canopy advocates, and neighborhood associations. The plan will look at previous mobility, bicycle, pedestrian, and traffic safety studies and plans to inform how to best integrate bicycle travel into the transportation network. The Street Plans Collaborative will give a presentation on existing challenges and opportunities in the street network, and will host a mapping exercise where residents will draw their preferred routes for incorporation into the plan.
Date: Tuesday,May 13, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.
Place: Miami Beach Golf Club
2301 Alton Road
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
For more information about all things related to bicycling on Miami Beach visit:
Contact: Xavier Falconi, P.E., Transportation Planner, 305.673.7080, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM SHARP at the Miami Beach Bicycle Center, 601 5th Street (corner of 5th St & Washington Ave) the Miami Beach Police Department will provide us with an escort throughout the entire ride. This will ensure your safety and also allow us to continuously ride without having to stop for regular traffic. We will provide you with a cold bottle of water at the midway point of the ride. Be sure to show your appreciation by thanking the officers for the great job they do.
Since May is National Bike Month, the City of Miami Beach has started a Bicycle Safety Campaign in coordination with the Police Department. As part of the campaign, they will be joining us with the purpose of highlighting bicycle safety for all attendees. Bicycle Safety materials will be distributed before the ride. Let’s all set a good example and be sure to wear a helmet!
The bike shop will be open at 8:15 am. This will give you plenty of time to arrive and register. Every rider needs to register before each ride. Remember, it is FREE for everyone who would like to participate. All you need to do is bring your own bike and helmet. If you have visitors, you can call and rent a bicycle and helmet for the ride. Quantities are limited so please call in advance.
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.