The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works installed a one-year complete streets pilot project. The short-term, low-cost pilot will test a red bus-only lane, Downtown Miami’s first ever bike lane, enhanced crosswalks, and a lowered speed limit.
“I’m feeling encouraged. The impact of this project alone may not seem like much, but a lot of little things add up to a bigger-picture movement,” says Street Plans’ Principal Tony Garcia.
The ‘Next City’ article also mentions Miami-Dade County’s Quick-Build Program–a partnership between the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works and local nonprofit Green Mobility Network–which provides funding and technical assistance to residents and community groups who want short-term, low-cost transportation improvements to their neighborhood.
Street Plans is leading the development of design drawings and permit acquisition, and overall project management of the Quick-Build Program. Street Plans will build the projects with the project teams and community volunteers.
Tony Garcia says “the ideal outcome is a significant expansion of our trail network and the wide-scale adoption and construction of protected bike lanes all around the county. The constituency is building and growing in a way that never has before. I think our policymakers and planners are just trying to catch up.”
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