One year ago today approximately 2500 cyclists came to show support for a fallen cyclist and to demand changes from local government concerning safety issues on the Rickenbacker Causeway.
During the past 12 months exactly what was accomplished?
I asked myself that same question and could only come up with a few things, and most not very significant in terms of getting motor vehicles to actually slow down on the causeway.
Below are the few I could think of off the top of my head:
- Mile markers along the road to help emergency crews find victims of an accident.
- A few days after the accident, I witnessed some police enforcing the speed limit.
- Key Biscayne Fire Station #15 opened on weekends.
- A few dozen cyclists received citations. (this one is here just for laughs)
I assume I must have omitted something so I've decided to reach out to local cyclists, activists and most importantly government personnel for more information. Please leave a comment and enlighten myself and others on changes made and/or planned for the immediate future which will make the Rickenbacker Causeway safer for recreational users.
Carlos Bertonatti's trial is set for February 22nd.