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Transit Miami Shout-Out: Commissioner Gimenez and the Miami Police Department

We have some good Rickenbacker Causeway news to report this week.
A Transit Miami Shout-Out goes to Commissioner Carlos Gimenez. Commissioner Gimenez has proposed a resolution to conduct an analysis of the current expenditure of toll revenue generated by the Rickenbacker Causeway and to develop a work plan to allocate 25 cents of every toll collected [...]

Transit Miami Recommendations for the Rickenbacker Causeway

The Rickenbacker Causeway is similar to Chicago’s Lakeshore Drive; everyday thousands of people descend upon our beautiful causeway for recreational purposes. This is particularly evident on Saturday and Sunday mornings when runners, walkers, rollerbladers, parents with strollers and bicyclists come in droves to exercise. The Rickenbacker Causeway recently completed a major resurfacing project.  Unfortunately, this [...]

Who’s to blame for the biker’s death?

Please check out the editorial in the Miami Herald regarding the accident which occurred on the Rickenbacker Causeway two weeks ago that killed bicyclist Christopher Le Canne. Three residents ring in with their opinions.
Michael Muench from Miami calls for improvements to the design of the Rickenbacker Causeway, which include physically separated bicycle lanes. Physically separated [...]

Just Another Saturday Morning on the Rickenbacker Causeway…

Today was my first day back on the road bike since the deadly accident two weeks ago on Bear Cut Bridge. Quite frankly, I was a little spooked by the accident and it has taken me a couple of weeks to build some courage to ride again.
As usual hundreds of bicyclists and pedestrians were [...]

Transit Miami Driver Wall of Shame

Earlier this evening, around 6:15pm, my fiancé and I decided to ride our bicycles to Miami Beach from Brickell. While riding on north on NE 1st Ave we were nearly sided swiped by two cars within a 30 second period.  The first car got away.  The second driver wasn’t so lucky. I caught up with [...]

2 Boys Die in Separate Bicycle Accidents

The Miami Herald is reporting that 2 boys died in separate bicycle accidents in Hillsborough County, Florida.
Twelve-year-old Mitchell Bowers, died Tuesday evening. He was riding in the bicycle lane when he reportedly turned left in front of a car and was hit. He later died at the hospital.
The second boy, 11-year-old Bryan Lebron Jr., was [...]

Reminder: Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting

Tomorrow, Wednesday January 27 @ 5:30pm, the monthly BPAC meeting will be held. All of you that have concerns about pedestrian and bicycle related issues in Miami Dade County should attend this very important meeting.  We need to keep momentum on our side.  Our elected officials are listening. You can find all the information about [...]

Thousands Attend the Key Biscayne Memorial Bike Ride

An estimated 4000 bicyclists and pedestrians showed up this morning for the Key Biscayne Memorial Bike Ride to pay their respects to Christophe Le Canne, the bicyclist that was killed last Sunday by a hit and run driver.

Bicyclists came from as far as the west coast of Florida, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. I hope [...]

Update: Key Biscayne Memorial Ride

We expect a large turnout for the Key Biscayne Memorial Ride on Sunday. The County Public Works Department along with the Miami Dade, Key Biscayne and Miami Police Departments have been working tirelessly over the past few days to ensure our safety. We expect between 1000-2000 bicyclists and possibly more. Cyclists from as far as [...]

Key Biscayne Memorial Ride

[ January 24, 2010; 9:00 am to 10:00 am. ]

This is a very special ride dedicated to Christophe Le Canne, a 44-year-old cyclist and family man who was struck and killed by a motorist on Sunday morning.

Come show your support for a safer Rickenbacker Causeway.  Together we can make the Rickenbacker Causeway a better place for everyone.

This ride is for everyone!  Cyclists, pedestrians, roller [...]

Let’s Stop Pointing the Finger at Fire-Rescue; Blame the County Public Works Department

Today’s article in the Miami Herald suggests that fire-rescue took too long to arrive to the aid of Christopher Lecanne, the bicyclist that was killed on Sunday morning on Bear Cut Bridge. Although I agree that the response time was not good, there was very little fire-rescue could have done to help Christopher Lecanne.
Unless [...]

Two Children On Bicycles Hit By Car In Fort Lauderdale

According to the Sun Sentinel, two children were hit while riding their bicycles in Ft. Lauderdale on 1000 block of E. Sunrise Blvd on Monday. The children were taken to Broward General Medical Center with minor injuries. The driver remained at the scene.

Bicyclist Killed in Hit and Run on the Rickenbacker Causewy

This morning at around 8:40 a bicyclist was struck from behind by a hit and run driver in the south bound bicycle lane on Bear Cut bridge. The driver was apprehended about 4 miles away from where he struck and killed the bicyclist; the bicycle still underneath the car.
I don’t know all the facts of the [...]

Top Ten Bicycle-Friendly Cities in the World just released its Top 10 bicycle-friendly cities in the world and Miami did not make the list. Hopefully this will change soon.  The Miami Bicycle Master Plan was created last year, now we need to implement it.

Help Bring Bike Miami Days Back!

[ January 19, 2010; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. January 26, 2010; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. February 9, 2010; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. February 16, 2010; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. February 23, 2010; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. March 2, 2010; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. March 9, 2010; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. March 16, 2010; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. March 23, 2010; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. March 30, 2010; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. April 6, 2010; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. April 13, 2010; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. April 20, 2010; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. February 1, 2011; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] The word on the livable street is that Bike Miami Days or something similar will return in April. While nothing is official just yet, a grassroots group is meeting on a weekly basis to try and bring an ‘Open Streets’ event back. Sources close to Transit Miami have told us that Mayor Regalado has given [...]