"Mr. Carollo was here."

Commissioner Carollo wants you to know that he supports Bike Miami Days. At today’s meeting of the City Commission, Mayor Regalado presented a statement to commissioners on the scheduled April 25 event. Before he could move on to his next point, Commissioner Carollo asked to put on the record,

I was at the first Bike Miami Days and I will be there on April 25… Every once in a while, it’s good to leave your car at home and go for a bike ride.

The Mayor and Commissioner went on to comment that they both have sons who like to bicycle and that the new City Manager, Carlos A. Migoya, is a cyclist, as well. At this point, we can only hope that this means that Carollo will support bicyclists on the road, as well as on the record. As reported here earlier this week, the Commissioner has put all bicycle projects in his district on hold. This concerns residents and local business owners for a number of reasons. The SW 32nd Road project, which had already started, would connect the Vizcaya Metrorail Station/M-Path to Coral Way and its bike lanes. The project represents a significant connector route for cyclists and transit users, and promotes local businesses by connecting shops and restaurants with the highly residential neighborhoods of Coconut Grove, the Roads and anyone who lives along the M-Path.

Last but not least, it is one of the first benchmark projects of the City’s Bicycle Master Plan. With this bicycle route up for reconsideration, what will that mean for the other projects cyclists are waiting for in District 3, such as SW 3rd Ave or Flagler to 5th? We encourage you to direct these questions yourself to the Commissioner and his Chief of Staff, Jude Faerron, and let us know if you get a response. If there is ever proof that they are listening to you, this is it.

You can watch the video from the Commission meeting on the City’s website here. The conversation took place around 11:40am.

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4 Responses to Carollo Supports Bike Miami Days “On the Record”

  1. City Advocate says:

    Frank Carollo is not very bright. He is slow to catch on to the obvious. Continue sending him facts and eventually we hope he matures.

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  2. anonymous says:

    I heard he is not supporting the bike master plan, past chair Sanchez, and FDOTs plans to bring bike lanes to Flagler and SW 1st St pair of one-way roads. This is exactly where residents need bikes for everyday uses not just recreation.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Carollo should study the benefits of bike riding and its positive effects on urban transportation.

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  4. Jack says:

    There is to much for Carollo to study and I’m not sure he will not get it. Hope he has a staff that is up to par. Remember that the only thing he offered when he campaigned was that he is an accountant and will fix our financial problems. Let’s hope so.

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