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Dan

From Streetsblog:

"Architect and avid cyclist Bernard Zyscovich has proposed such an infrastructure upgrade in Miami-Dade, Florida that would convert a killer expressway into a cycle super highway.

Rickenbacker Causeway — linking Miami to Key Biscayne — currently holds three car lanes in each direction, but Zyscovich’s plan would convert the divided highway to two lanes for automobile traffic and a landscape-buffered lane for cyclists and pedestrians. Hardwood trees and bushes that would be planted along the cycle track would increase safety by separating the various modes of transportation.

Zyscovich suggested a preliminary project using plastic poles to separate the lanes, which mimics a plan implemented on I-95. The full project proposal would cost approximately $20 to $30 million along the entire stretch of Rickenbacker Causeway, however, there is currently no official backing for the project."

streetsblog.net/2014/07/15/fix...

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Posted Jul 16, 2014
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Tom K.

Really helpful article about problems Cleveland is having implementing and executing their 'complete streets' policy:

Having good city staff — people who are committed to seeing complete streets implemented and understand why it’s important — is crucial. Or, like Charlotte, you can develop and train a working group or committee to oversee the process.

“You have a lot of people that have been around for years that are used to doing things the way they have been doing them,” Seskin said. “You have to change the problem and make them understand they’re solving for a new problem.”

dc.streetsblog.org/2013/07/11/...

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Posted Jul 16, 2013
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Tom K.

So what do you think needs to happen, Ryan? Is it changing the low? Thowing an event to get more people on the water?

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Posted Jul 15, 2013
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Tom K.

Good article about pedestrian-oriented shopping streets (POSS)

"Much of the potential for POSS to endure ongoing success depends on five strategic principles: first, they have to be readily and easily accessible from, or mixed with, high density residential areas, office buildings, and other businesses and places of work; secondly, they have to be extremely well connected to, and served by, the public transportation system; thirdly, they have to be strategically interconnected with the city's pedestrian system and bicycle routes; fourthly, they have to offer convenient bicycle parking facilities at key access points along the POSS, and/or bicycle services that allow bikers to either bike back to their original point of arrival, or between the parking facilities provided, particularly when the POSS are very long; and fifthly, they have to be planned, designed and managed on an ongoing basis for success."

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Posted Jul 6, 2013
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Alexandra Saba
Alexandra Saba proposed this resource for a hackerspace in Miami.
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www.metaphase.co , we're incubating at the moment and planning on having our first meetup in July.

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Metaphase

Metaphase is Miami's first D.I.Y. bio/maker/creative lab, learning, & working space. Our goal is to create a diverse think tank where the most beautiful minds can converge to create amazing things and make incredible discoveries.

www.metaphase.co/

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Posted Jun 20, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Jun 20, 2013

I love your web site, Alexandra! Make sure to keep us updated on the date of the meetup. You can actually add it as a event on this idea so everyone will be notified.

Posted by Tom K. on Jun 20, 2013
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Elsa Roberts
Elsa Roberts
May 27, 2013

Walk for Pedestrian Safety in Little Havana
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 10:30am
SW 8th St & SW 12th Ave Miami, FL 33130

Our streets still aren't safe for pedestrians to cross, more people are dying or being injured. Let's keep educating drivers about pedestrian rights in the crosswalk, and make it safer for us all out on the street!

This time we'll be meeting in Little Havana, at the corner of SW 8th St and SW 12th Ave to walk in the crosswalk during the time that pedestrians are legally allowed to enter the crosswalk. We will have educational signs and statistics about pedestrians injuries and fatalities for you to carry and walk back and forth with through the crosswalk. We also have educational materials to hand drivers and pedestrians.

Please arrive promptly at 10:30 am, we will go over the rules so everyone is following traffic laws and then we will walk in the crosswalk for about an hour. We will provide signs but feel free to create your own as long as they are educational in nature and don't have inflammatory content.

RSVP here: www.facebook.com/events/363691...

Who Went?

Elsa Roberts
Elsa Roberts
Elsa Roberts
May 28, 2013

Hi Dan, Thank you for the offer to help. This is the third such walk I've organized in Miami, and the momentum and interest if building. Any assistance spreading the word of the event to new constituents would be be most helpful, especially media attention. I am hopeful that eventually, actions like these will spread across Florida and to other cities as well.

Posted by Elsa Roberts on May 28, 2013
Dan
Dan
Jul 1, 2013

How'd it go Elsa?

Posted by Dan on Jul 1, 2013
Elsa Roberts
Elsa Roberts
Jul 1, 2013

The event went very well. Thank you! We had an excellent turnout and a mounted officer for support in addition to a community liaison from the police department. There were several aggressive drivers who nearly hit us as we were lawfully using the crosswalk. One such driver was arrested. The momentum is building even more from this walk. Very excited to begin work on the next!

Posted by Elsa Roberts on Jul 1, 2013
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