Friday, July 08, 2016

I'll be hanging up my helmet, so to speak

It's been three years since I left Florida, and four since I updated this blog. Time enough, it seems, that I should shut it down. The bicycle world in Florida is vastly improved since Spokes 'N' Folks was launched in 2005, yet many of the needs visible at the start still exist. I salute those who continue the work and I thank all who contributed to the success so far -- especially Ted, Hank, Eric, and Tom. In case there were any articles or photos here that you might want to save, I'll wait a week or two before pulling the plug. Meanwhile, good friends, keep riding!

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.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Bike routes, united


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.