Part of being prepared will be to understand how this debacle happened. Keri Caffrey's blog post yesterday can help us find that understanding:
[Rep. Gary Aubuchon of Cape Coral] says he inserted the bike lane mandate after a fellow lawmaker brought a south Florida cycling problem to his attention, “along A1A they were having some challenges with cyclists who were choosing not to ride in that lane and causing backups and traffic. In that case it will give law enforcement the ability to require cyclists to move over and stay in the bike lane rather than to simply choose to ride in the road instead.”You'll find the rest of Caffrey's piece at Commute Orlando, and it's very good reading.
There's additional info and comment from Laura Hallam of the Florida Bicycle Association.