The below email was forwarded to Transit Miami this afternoon:

Commissioner Carlos Gimenez and I are hosting a cycling community meeting concerning the 25 cents set aside for safety improvements on the Rickenbacker Causeway. The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 6:30 PM at the Coral Gables Youth Center auditorium located at 400 Anastasia Avenue. Please pass this message along to members of the cycling community. Hope to see you there.

Ralph Cabrera

Commissioner

City of Coral Gables

Commissioners Ralph Cabrera and Carlos Gimenez have a long track record of being very supportive of the cycling community.  I have personally seen Commissioner Ralph Carbrera on a bicycle wearing spandex. I believe Commissioner Gimenez used to be a roadie, but currently does not ride (we need to convince him to come out of retirement!).

Please tell, bring, and drag fellow cyclists to this meeting. The cycling constituency is getting stronger, but conditions for cyclists will only improve if meetings like these are well attended. Let’s make it happen.

4 Responses to Cycling Town Hall Meeting

  1. OK says:

    Commissioner Gimenez does ride, I saw him at the last Bike Miami Days. He was happy.

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  2. JHB says:

    And Now For Something Completely Different (well, a sidenote, really): Follow this abysmally long link http://www.miamiherald.com/forums/?plckForumPage=ForumDiscussion&plckDiscussionId=Cat%3a57c1df2d-dddd-47a2-a1b1-f3ab1365a8ebForum%3aae710bbe-60f8-4755-8344-54c068c0cae1Discussion%3a7c1e8343-0a6c-4c38-bf6d-3c1f257af1f7&plckFindPostKey=Cat:57c1df2d-dddd-47a2-a1b1-f3ab1365a8ebForum:ae710bbe-60f8-4755-8344-54c068c0cae1Discussion:7c1e8343-0a6c-4c38-bf6d-3c1f257af1f7Post:a6714666-33e3-4e15-af3b-b0e76466f6b1#ixzz0sGfQejmA (!) to see NIMBYism working to ban bicycle lanes from Euclid Ave on Miami Beach (they’re seeking Bike Route status, big deal). Then weigh in; we need help in pushing back. It will also be addressed in this week’s SunPost Politics column at http://www.sunpostweekly.com.
    Thanx!

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  3. Safety has always been an issue. When the roadway first opened, it was fishermen who risked their lives. A story on how they resolved the issue in 1960 appears on the blog about Virginia Key http://www.viewfromvirginiakey.com/2010/06/town-hall-meeting-on-rickenbacker.html

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  4. [...] Commissioner Cabrera and then-Commisioner Carlos Gimenez (now Miami-Dade County Mayor,) hosted a “Cycling Town Hall Meeting” to discuss improvements on… Guess what? The Rickenbacker [...]

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