Solutions

What it will take to create safer streets for greater Miami

Safe Streets Miami is a long-term campaign designed to change the everyday reality of greater Miami’s streets and roadways so that all of us—bicyclists, pedestrians, motorists, parents, children, and people who cannot afford or choose not to drive—are safer.

  1. A commitment from civic leaders and elected officials to ensure safe streets on which all Miamians, of all ages, may travel safely and without fear of being hit by a motor vehicle.
  2. County-wide policies supporting complete streets — built with more pedestrian crosswalks and bike lanes to accommodate and encourage healthy choices in transportation alternatives such as walking or bicycling.
  3. Road designs that address the needs of all users, not just people who are driving. Such designs will include lower speed limits, narrower traffic lanes, and traffic-calming measures such as traffic circles and flashing crosswalks.
  4. A transportation policy that prepares for a future Miami that will be less dependent on the private motor vehicle as our primary mode of travel. This would include a commitment to providing more efficient, reliable, and convenient public transportation.
  5. Better enforcement of existing traffic laws, including posted speed limits and the Florida law requiring drivers to give cyclists at least three feet of clearance when passing.

Improving walking, bicycling, and living in Miami, Florida