Two business owners along Biscayne Boulevard have told me this week that their businesses have suffered considerably with the ongoing construction along Biscayne Boulevard between NE 16th -36th Street. One owner told me his business is down about 40% and the other indicated he is down about 50%.  Ouch.

I think it’s fair to assume that businesses will suffer during any construction project of this scale, but the FDOT should try to minimize the impact by providing easy access for pedestrians to the businesses along this corridor. This is certainly not happening here.

These pictures speak for themselves…

Where do you want us to cross? Through the construction zone?

 

Should I take a running start to jump the plastic netting? Getting to a business should not be a physical challenge.

This is quickly becoming a classic FDOT disclaimer. Pedetrians need detours too; not just cars.

Must be fun walking through here if you are elderly, disabled, or a parent with a stroller.

It’s very clear that the FDOT doesn’t give a rats ass about pedestrians.

 

6 Responses to The FDOT Biscayne Boulevard Streetscape Project a Pedestrian Nightmare

  1. Brandt says:

    It’s obvious that FDOT doesn’t care about pedestrians. And if they don’t care about pedestrians, I shouldn’t even begin to think about cyclists. Look at the difference between the way pedestrians/cyclists are treated here, and the way they are treated in Copenhagen during construction: http://www.copenhagenize.com/2011/04/accommodating-for-cyclists-during.html

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  2. Alan says:

    Who is the local FDOT contact person? What is their phone number? What kind of answers do they have for this poor planning? Someone should be fired there. Outrageous

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  3. Felipe Azenha says:

    Hi Alan,
    Contact Gus Pego District 6 secretary. He would love to hear from you. gus.pego@dot.state.fl.us

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  4. brock says:

    Oy vey!

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  5. Myles O'Stooley says:

    3rd world status..

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  6. Anonymous says:

    It’s terrible to feel like you’re driving on an obstacle course daily when trying to get anywhere without hitting all the raised manholes. I have had to have my car’s alignment fixed twice this year from having to drive through this never-ending nightmare. Never have I seen such incompetence and dragging out of a construction project. It has been years! How many more?? And don’t get me started on the constant water main breakages and having to be without water several times throughout the year not too long ago. I’m about ready to move in order to save myself from being in a bad mood daily due to the zigzagging through traffic and backed up lanes!

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