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Posts from ‘March, 2010’

Sunset Drive: Driving Out Sensible Citizen Input

Just One Option FDOT Shelved
Have you traveled along Sunset Drive recently? Between SW 84 Place and SW 69 Avenue - right by three elementary schools, historic places of worship, a beautiful public park and several shops and restaurants - FDOT is pushing through a project without consideration of public opinion, the needs of the adjacent [...]

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Transit Miami Shout Out: Commissioner Ralph Cabrera

Today I received this email from Coral Gables Commissioner Ralph Cabrera that stated in part:
As far as the Citywide Bicycle Lane Master Plan completed in December of 2004 by Marlin Engineering, I plan on formally requesting that we start the first phase of it. If you recall, the first phase was re-stripping a number of [...]

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NOTICE: Sunset Drive Could Get Bike Lanes

[ March 30, 2010; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] FDOT will soon be resurfacing Sunset Drive from SW 84 Pl to SW 69 Ave and the Miami-Dade Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee has passed a resolution recommending that the median be narrowed by 1 foot on each side and bike lanes included. Sunset Drive, also known as Marjory Stoneman Douglas Historic Road, allows for the construction of [...]

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Pic ‘o the Day

Bikes outside the Sony-Ericson Open tennis Tournament on Key Biscayne.

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Pic ‘o the Day

Image Courtesy of Harry Emilio Gottlieb

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Environmental Rules Could be Loosened by Senate Jobs Bill.

From the Herald:
The 129-page “Jobs for Florida” bill, slated for a Senate vote Thursday after a single committee hearing, also could eliminate local regulations on wetlands protection and drainage, as well as give local and state regulators less time than ever to review development plans. The bill (SB 1752), which also addresses such issues as [...]

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Miami 21 On Commission Agenda…Again

Miami 21, the long debated and approved zoning code for the City of Miami is coming back to the City Commission tomorrow for additional amendments being presented by Commissioners and Miami Neighborhoods United. Transit Miami supports Miami 21 and asks that the City Commission not delay any more in implementing the new form-based code before [...]

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The Proof is in the Pudding: Reducing the Speed Limit Saves Lives

Streetsblog is reporting that over the past decade London has been reducing speed limits from 30 mph to 20 mph throughout the city.  Today London has over four hundred 20 mph zones. As s result, Londoners have benefited from a 46% decline in fatalities and serious injury within the 20 mph zones during the past [...]

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Personal Rapid Transit

I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz lately about personal rapid transit.  It has advantages and disadvantages, and the jury is still out for me - but take a look for yourself and see what you think.

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Bike Miami Days Needs Sponsors!

From Transit Miami reader Alex Adams we get this urgent call for sponsors for the next Bike Miami Days :
We need your support to make Bike Miami Days a reality in 2010. Bike Miami Days is a family friendly open streets event that promotes bicycling over auto dependent vehicles for one day. The City of [...]

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Creating an Urban Bicycle Network

Until recently Miami had never really given bicycling much consideration. During the past year or so the bicycling movement has gained momentum here. The Miami Bicycle Master Plan was approved by the Miami commissioners, bicycle lanes are slowly popping up and we see more and more cyclists on the road everyday. This is certainly a [...]

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An Inspiration to All Cyclists

Mr. R.K Smith, 88, with his 1953 Schwinn Cruiser
In my never-ending quest to add a truly vintage bicycle to my collection, this morning I stopped by a garage sale in Coconut Grove while on my morning bike ride. There out of the corner of my eye I spotted a 1953 Schwinn cruiser owned by Mr. [...]

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How Can FPL Mitigate Power Lines?

Everyone has seen ugly high-voltage power lines FPL wants to bring these down US 1 from Pinecrest to Brickell, and while we all agree underground power lines are the best option, the impact of the above ground lines can be mitigiated by making the poles more attractive and thoughtfully designed.

Image Courtesy of Dezeen.
Additionally, any negotiations to place FPL poles [...]

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FL High Speed Rail Links…

Now that HSR is on its way to reality in Florida, we thought you might want to check out these links relating to the ongoing work building Florida’s Future in High Speed Rail. As many know ex-governor Bush stalled high speed rail until governor Christ revived the plans submitted to the federal government and received funding [...]

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Miami Dade College Bike to Campus Day

Leave your car at home and roll to school on two wheels. All the cool kids are doing it!

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