Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bike To Work Day : Friday May 15



"Since 1956, May has been recognized as National Bike Month. The third week in May is designated Bike to Work Week; and the third friday of May is Bike to Work Day." However, in Florida we have been recognizing Bike Month in March, I'm guessing due to warmer weather in May. News flash Floridians, it's hot here, and while the city holds bicycle block parties and parades only to abandon them in the summer due to temperature (though the raining season can hinder events), I can't help but wonder how one of the few states where cyclists can ride their bicycles year-round succumbs to this.

On a slightly related note. What commuting alternatives are cyclists taking since the closing of the east bridge on the Venetian Causeway? How have you been getting to and from work between Miami Beach and the mainland? I ask because, to my knowledge; the city, county & FDOT have done absolutely nothing in regards to this. After numerous phone calls, e-mails, etc it all came down to the same thing, one department pointing fingers at another.

Well.. here's a finger right back at you. Thanks for nothing.

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2 comments:

  1. I share your frustration...I have lived in Miami all of half a year and have already been hit by motor vehicles twice while biking and shot at once. Commuting here is a regular vision of evil and it makes me wonder if sentient human life in this city is totally doomed (for better or worse).

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  2. Frustration? It's a bunch of crap. As you ride along, look into the angry but dazed faces of the people in their cars. It's very sad. It's the sign of a sad city when something like bike riding is so foreign.

    I appreciate all the effort that local cyclists put into raising awareness. Still, I'm a little bitter that cycling requires consciousness raising - like it's some obscure disease or something.

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