Hi all, writing from New York City this morning…unfortunately I was unable to make the final Bike Miami Days event, but I have heard it was a great way to close the BMD season. Thanks to all who came out, volunteered, and help make all of these incredible events happen over the past 7 months.
Second, please fill out this brief 11-question survey for the City of Miami’s Bicycle Master Plan, an effort to which my new consulting firm The Street Plans Collaborative recently began work. Also, in the near future look for the announcement for some public events in which you may come out and participate in the planning effort.
Today’s agenda for the Miami-Dade Commission meeting included an item to transfer $700,000 so that badly needed repairs to the M-Path could begin this year instead of in 2012. I just got word that Commissioner Sosa had pulled the item — 8 (J)(1)(A) — from the consent agenda. That may only mean she has questions about it, but it might also mean she opposes it. I’ve called to find out, and am waiting for an answer. If you’re close to County Hall today, I encourage you to drop in on the meeting and see what happens. This may be an important day to speak up respectfully for the M-Path’s importance.
The funds in today’s agenda item won’t carry out the full M-Path Master Plan, but they would be enough to do a significant part of the work that is needed to attract new riders and make the path safer and more agreeable for those of us already relying on it for commuting and recreation.
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