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Posts from ‘July, 2010’

FDOT Resurfacing Project Coming to Brickell; Transit Miami Eye is Watching

The word on the livable street is that FDOT will begin a major resurfacing project on Brickell Avenue early next year.  Brickell Avenue will be resurfaced from SE 25th Road to SE 5th Street (approximately 1.5 miles).
This is an excellent opportunity for FDOT to shows its commitment to livable streets. Brickell Avenue is [...]

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Spot a problem? We got the 311.

Just wanted to spread the good word about 311. If you notice something that is broken, needs repair, or requires general maintenance please call 311. The county tracks all complaints and usually addresses reported issues within 2 weeks.
Miami Dade County 311 will soon launch a smartphone application too.  We will let our readers know once [...]

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Autobahn shuts down; Germans throw massive street party

Source: Huffingtonpost.com

Kudos to the Germans, they shut down 37-miles of the Autobahn between Duisburg and Dortmund.  The result: 3 million people turned out amid fine weather, one million of them with their bicycles. The highway, which crosses North Rhine-Westphalia state, is normally one of Europe’s busiest. Check out more pictures here.
If the Germans can shut [...]

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Meet Lance

I had to stop to talk to Lance yesterday. Lance was born with out legs and it doesn’t seem to bother him.  He casually told me “I never had legs, so I don’t know what its like to have them”. He’s completed multiple marathons using his skateboard and trains on the Rickenbacker Causeway.  Unfortunately, he [...]

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South Florida Bike Coalition is here.

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Do bicyclists and pedestrians outnumber cars on the Rickenbacker Causeway on weekend mornings?

Unscientific Transit Miami research says “yes”.  On my morning ride today, I decided to count cyclists and cars during 5 minute periods.  If you may recall, I shot a five minute video a few weeks ago and I counted about 180 cyclists.  Here are the results of today’s handle bar research:

Number of Bikes [...]

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Two bike accidents to report on the Rickenbacker

I came upon two separate bike accidents on the Rickenbacker Causeway this morning. Both cyclists did not appear to be seriously injured, and I don’t believe cars were involved in either accident.  Both accidents occurred in the south bound bike lane/shoulder; the first accident occurred on the William Powel Bridge and the second one near [...]

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Outlook for Commercial Real Estate Does Not Look Good

Check out Pimco’s June 2010 US Commercial Real Estate Project. Looks like there will continue to be trouble ahead. U.S. consumers have curbed their unsustainable spending habits and increased their savings rate. Continued high employment will also help drag down CRE.  According to this report, we may not see peak 2007 prices again until 2020.
Certain [...]

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Want a sharrow? Ask and thou may receive.

Source: http://sdotblog.seattle.gov
Miami Dade County has about $1,000,000 to invest on bicycle infrastructure improvements. Sharrows are a great option, especially when the roadway isn’t wide enough to accommodate a bicycle lane. Please contact Collin Worth, (305-416-1022) Bicycle Coordinator for the City of Miami, and let him know where you would like to see sharrows. There is [...]

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Star Wars Subway Car

Who said public transportation isn’t fun?

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Pic of the Day: Guerilla Urbanism in Belle Meade?

While riding my bike through Belle Meade today, I spotted this unusual traffic calming device.

This is an effective instrument to discourage speeding.  It is unusual, funny, and motorists easily take notice. Sadly, about an hour later, it was removed.  Hmm…is one of my neighbors practicing guerilla urbanism?  I sure hope so!

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South Florida Bike Expo‏ This Weekend

[ July 17, 2010; 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. July 18, 2010; 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. ]

The South Florida Bike Expo takes place this weekend and supposedly it will be the largest expo and sale of bicycles and bicycle accessories in South Florida’s history.

The South Florida Bicycle Coalition will also be there spreading the bike gospel.  Please stop by and say “hello”.  SFBC is looking for volunteers, so if you [...]

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FDOT is coming to the Upper East Side; so is Transit Miami

[ July 15, 2010; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Well folks, yours truly, is moving from Brickell to Belle Mead. I’ve just purchased a home with my wife and we should be moving into the neighborhood in a couple of weeks.  So don’t be surprised to hear a lot more about issues affecting the Upper East Side on this blog.

I’ll start by saying this, [...]

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Meet the New City of Miami Historic Preservation Officer

Congratulations to friend of Transit Miami Alex Adams, who was recently promoted as the Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Miami. Alex has been a strong advocate for smart growth and transportation policy reform in the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County (both as a citizen and municipal employee), and has worked for the [...]

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