Miami-Dade Transportation Quick-Build Program



"In an effort to observe immediate changes to mobility within the County and to allow citizens to get involved in making change happen, Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is collaborating with local transportation non-profit, Green Mobility Network, to launch a Transportation Quickbuild Program. Funding for the development of this program has been made available by a $150,000 grant obtained by Green Mobility Network from the New York based non-profit Transit Center Agency.

Typical transportation projects take years to come to fruition and a significant amount of energy and funding from a variety of partners. The Miami-Dade Trasnporation Quickbuild Program will challenge this conventional paradigm and bring immediate results to the County. Ideal projects will be low cost and can be implemented quickly, such as proposals ranging from a crosswalk to a full bike lane.

The first phase of the program involves the creation of a contest, called the Quickbuild Challenge, where cities and citizens will submit ideas for quick-build projects within their communities. A selection committee will evaluate the projects, and present them to DTPW in a ranked order. The most impressive -- and feasible -- ideas will be tested by the Department, and if successful, have the option to be implemented permanently.

“Teaming up with Green Mobility Network and tapping into the tactical urbanism conversation is an opportunity for the Department to further engage the community and help develop transportation solutions together,” said Alice N. Bravo, P.E., Director of DTPW. “This way, we’re hearing directly from users who know what they want and we’re able to test projects they deem important that will lead to enhancing their experience.”

The Quickbuild Challenge will launch with a kickoff workshop co-hosted by Green Mobility Network at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design (100 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL) on Jan. 30, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The contest will be open through May 1, 2017. For more information or to make a submission, visit here."


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Miami Critical Mass: Friday, January 27th


Friday, January 27, 2017
6:30pm (ride starts at 7:15pm)

Government Center
150 NW First Street
Downtown Miami

The ride will be going through East Little Havana, Grapeland Heights, Allapattah, Brownsville, Liberty City, Wynwood, Overtown, and Downtown Miami. Total distance is approximately 16 miles.  Make sure you come prepared and read The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Bicycling.

All eyes appear to be on Miami Critical Mass and it’s time for participants to prove the opposition wrong. Everyone riding is solely responsible for their actions and should lead by example. If you see someone riding or behaving irresponsibly, then let them know it’s not acceptable. If you’re partaking in the ride, then it’s your duty to positively influence others. Ride safely and be courteous to everyone in the community, if you can’t do this then quite simply you are not welcomed. There’s no room for hostile, drunk, moronic individuals. There are a lot of great people on these rides, enjoying their city by bicycle for 1-2 hours on the last Friday of every month, and it’s rather unfortunate that a few bad apples can ruin this special occurrence for everyone else. To frustrated motorists, borrow a bicycle and try joining the ride sometime with some friends. You never know, you just may experience one of the most fun, free, and healthy social gatherings South Florida has to offer.


Bicycle Rules & Safety Tips

  • Stay in the right lane, and do not ride across middle line on the road into opposite travel lane
  • Yield to emergency vehicles.
  • No Headphones! While riding a bicycle it is illegal to wear a headset, headphone or other listening device, other than a hearing aid or instrument for the improvement of defective human hearing.
  • Safety Lights: Front & rear lights are required by law in the State of Florida. 
  • Kids under 16 years of age must wear helmets.
  • Do not ride on the sidewalk.
  • Passing: A passing cyclist is responsible for the safety of the cyclist that is being passed. When passing ring a bell and/or say "on your left".
  • Yield to pedestrians and buses.
  • No drinking of alcohol or illegal activity during ride.
  • Do not filter forward past stopped cars at a red light.
  • Skateboarders, inline skaters and recumbent bikes are welcomed, exercise caution.
  • Do not litter or vandalize any property.
  • Stopping: If you must stop to check your bike, phone, gear etc please move over to the sidewalk when it's clear. Do not stop abruptly in the middle of the street with the mass behind you. You will more than likely cause a cyclist to hit you and/or swerve and hit someone else.
  • Always perform an "ABC Quick" Bike Check to ensure that your bike is in safe working order

W. Flagler Street is under reconstruction. Only 2 lanes are open, please obey all road closed signage. Do not weave in & out of barricade drums. Do not ride on closed lanes!



Don't have a bicycle? 
Rent a bike at the start of the ride from Miami Bikes or CitiBike .







Cue Notes(map)
Start at Government Center 7:15pm
Proceed west to W Flagler St *Road Construction*
RIGHT - NW 22nd Ave
LEFT - NW 54th St
RIGHT - NW 27th Ave
RIGHT - NW 75th St
LEFT - NW 24th Ave
RIGHT - NW 79th St
RIGHT - NW 12th Ave
LEFT - NW 29th St
RIGHT - NW 6th Ave
LEFT - NW 21st Ter
RIGHT - NW 5th Pl
LEFT - NW 20th St
RIGHT - NW 1st Ave
LEFT - NW 14th St
RIGHT - N Miami Ave
RIGHT - NW 3rd St
LEFT - NW 1st Ave
End at Government Center




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Biscayne Green Community Bike Ride


Sunday, January 22, 2017
8:30am

Bayfront Park Metromover Station
150 S Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33131

"Scenic, urban tour of Downtown Miami & Wynwood. Sunday, January 22. Ride Starts at 9 am sharp! Please arrive by 8:30 am with a bicycle, bicycle helmet, water bottle. You will sign a ride waiver and hear a safety tutorial. Ride is suitable for families but limited to children at least 10 years old. Helmets are required for children 16 and under. No earbuds or headphones allowed. Ride starts at Metromover lot across from Bicentennial Park & Intercontinental Hotel, Downtown Miami on Biscayne Boulevard"

Visit Biscayne Green for more information.


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Miami Lakes Community Bike Ride


Saturday, January 14, 2017
7:30am

Miami Lakes Picnic Park
15151 NW 82nd Ave
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

The Town of Miami Lakes invites you to "Super Saturday in the Park" at Miami Lakes Picnic Park West. Enjoy a short 2-mile family friendly loop, the community ride was created to provide cyclists living in the Northwest part of the county a safe and enjoyable ride, and also help continue to make the case to management and elected officials that investment in cycling infrastructure and events is important.

Miami Lakes is also excited to announce the addition of a Farmers Market. The Markets will be held from 9am-1pm each Saturday running through the month of May. The Farmers Markets will offer a variety of fresh produce, natural juices, assorted flowers, cultural foods, and handcrafted accessories.

  • Community Bike Ride: registration at 7:30am; bike ride from 8-9am 
  • Yoga in the Park: 9-10am; offered in partnership with local business 305 Yoga 
  • Boot Camp: 10-11am; offered in partnership with Fit Like Me Miami 
  • Healthy Cooking Demonstration: 11am-1pm provided by The Naked Bite (registration required) 

For more information, please visit here or contact Special Events Coordinator Clarisell De Cardenas at 305-364-6100


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radioee.net: CICLO


Listen live!

Friday, January 13, 2017 11-6pm
Saturday, January 14, 2017 11-6pm
Sunday, January 15, 2017 11-6pm

"Radioee.net presents CICLO, an online bilingual radio broadcast on cycles of urban transit and transformation live from Miami FL Jan 13-15 11-6pm EST. Listen live as radioee.net transmits from a 16-person bicycle traveling The Underline, a planned 10-mile linear park and urban trail located beneath Miami’s elevated Metrorail. This episode will explore all things parkitecture: park planning and transit networks, interviews with train operators and environmental designers, local musicians and transportational sound landscapes.

This episode of Radioee.net is supported by The Underline, The Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, ArtPlace America, and Art in Public Places. Special thanks to CycleParty for providing the bicycle for this adventure."
 


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Gables Bike Tour: Sister Cities

Sunday, January 15, 2017
10am

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

"Did you know that Coral Gables had sisters? Start with an exhibit tour of “Coral Gables’ Sister Cities: Partners in Peace,” then ride to explore and uncover the connections between Coral Gables and her sister cities: Aix-en-Provence, France; Cartagena, Colombia; Granada, Spain; La Antigua, Guatemala; and Pavia, Italy. "

Presented by Coral Gables Museum and Bike Walk Coral Gables. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries, conveniently located across the street from the Museum. Approximately 2 hrs.

$10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12.

RSVP here


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Miami Beach Ciclovía


Sunday, January 8, 2017
8am - 1pm
FREE

Come out to Washington Avenue for a car-free stroll, skate or bike ride on the open street!

We're back with our third #MBCiclovía on Sunday, October 9 by transforming Washington Avenue from 5 to 16 streets into a paved park for people of all ages to stroll, cycle, skateboard, rollerblade and enjoy a new experience and the businesses along Washington Avenue.

Activities Include:

  • Yoga (from Green Monkey Miami Beach at 9am on 11th St)
  • Pop-Up Park: Eco & Bike Friendly
  • Learn How to Ride a Bike, Fix-A-Flat, Simple Bike Maintenance & Repair
  • Bike Helmet Fittings & Helmet Giveaways
  • Trail Map Giveaways
  • Raffles from Bike305
  • Fitness Classes
  • Sound Off™ Speedplay
  • Sound Off™ Silent Disco 
  • Express Spa Treatments
  • Boxing Classes
  • Tennis and Zumba Classes
  • Citi Bike 20% discount (with promo code 95927)
  • Street Performers
  • Face Painters 
  • DJs
  • Bike Valet
  • Rock Climbing
  • Kids Bike Rodeo with BikeSafe
  • Food Trucks and much more! 

Washington Avenue from 5 to 16 Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic during this event. For attendees traveling to the event by motor vehicle, you are encouraged to park at the garages on Collins Avenue at 7, 13 and 16 streets.

Don't forget your bikes, skates and skateboards and share your photos with us online using the hashtag #MBCiclovía

RSVP on Facebook event page.


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