Excellent turnout at the community meeting in Coral Gables this afternoon. A great deal of information was revealed concerning the potential future of the Rickenbacker Causeway. Basically the county wishes to allocate 25 cents of every toll collected to proposed projects promoting pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
Here's a summary of projects for those who could not attend:
The reception from cyclists/pedestrians was mostly positive with the exception of a few concerned with the potential of the SunPass only lanes encouraging speeding. Also, some "group ride" cyclists were not too fond of U-turns being prohibited at the toll. The proposed traffic light also raised some eyebrows as it can make stopping after the swift westward decent off the William Powell Bridge a bit of a challenge.
Rickenbacker Causeway Meeting : Recap
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