Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bike dreaming in Central Florida

In the Central Florida cities that SunRail will serve beginning in 2014, fans of bicycling are looking forward to completing the rail with their two-wheelers. Or vice-versa, if you like.  Transportation Nation takes note and you can read it here.

Park boss pleased with pedal cart

Miami's Bayfront Park manager is delighted, so far, with a pedal-powered garden cart built on the chassis of a pedicab. After two weeks of use, the "dump trike" is winning smiles from park manager Tim Schmand and Alvaro Bendezu, the maintenance staffer assigned to put the cart to work. Read more in The Miami Herald.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Suarez bike plans evolving

I just stumbled across Miami-Dade Commissioner Xavier Suarez's latest version of a bicycle safety proposal for the county. You can download the 26-page draft by clicking here. You'll recall that Suarez initiated this planning after Aaron Cohen was killed by a hit-and-run driver on the Rickenbacker Causeway back in February. It builds on work begun under his predecessor, now our county mayor. We'll report more here when we've had a chance to read the document.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Park buys bike for maintenance staff

Miami's Bayfront Park has acquired a pedal-powered truck for maintenance crews to get around the downtown oasis without burning motor fuel. A wooden dump bed was mounted on a pedicab frame and the builder, Convenient Canvassing, estimates it will handle a 600-pound cargo. It's "a good investment in the future," said Miami City Commissioner Frank Carollo, chairman of the Bayfront Park Management Trust. 

Friday, April 06, 2012

Cyclist dies after Saturday hit-and-run

Miguel Rocafort died Thursday following injuries received when a car hit his bicycle in Kendall on Saturday morning. Here's the story from CBS4.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Celebrate the M-Path Extension

Miami-Dade Transit chief Ysela Llort will preside at tomorrow's ribbon-cutting to dedicate the M-Path Extension. The ceremony in the breezeway at Metrorail's Dadeland North Station will begin at 10 a.m.  All should be done by 11 a.m.  Come by bike if you can, and join the rideover of the Snapper Creek Expressway bridge.