Campaign

Safer Venetian Causeway

Mode
Year

2020

ENTITIES
DTPW
Miami-Dade Department of Transportation & Public Works
MB
City of Miami Beach
COM
City of Miami
Contact

Marcia Duprat

marcia@transitalliance.miami
Mode
ENTITIES
DTPW
Miami-Dade Department of Transportation & Public Works
MB
City of Miami Beach
COM
City of Miami
Chapter
Miami Beach
Contact

Marcia Duprat

marcia@transitalliance.miami
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CONTEXT

On August 29th 2019, Flavia Carnicelli was killed by a car while cycling across the Venetian Causeway. Instead of consequences and action, this tragedy has so far led to just a $179 traffic ticket for the driver and zero improvements to make the road safer.

GOAL

The Venetian Causeway is one of the most important bicycle connectors in all of Miami-Dade County. Over 1500 cyclists cross the Venetian Causeway every day – yet the bike lane is unprotected and unsafe. We are advocating for the bike lane to be protected, improved and extended into the City of Miami.

STATUS
Results

Bicycling safety on the Venetian Causeway will be discussed at Miami Beach's Neighborhood and Quality of Life Committee starting at 8:30am on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 at Miami Beach City Hall in the Commission Chambers.

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Here's how we can make a Safer Venetian: 

  • Protect the bike lanes with a physical buffer to prevent cars from crossing into the lane
  • Widen the bike lanes to approach the NACTO standard of 5 feet and reduce car traffic to a single lane each way on the entire Causeway
  • Reduce the speed limit to 25mph across the entire causeway, adding missing signs and increasing enforcement
  • Extend the bike lane in the City of Miami to at least N Miami Avenue
  • Prioritize the completion of the "missing link" on West Avenue in Miami Beach to connect to 16th Street (this can even be done as a tactical project)

Cyclist count courtesy of The Miami Bike Lawyer  

Elected Officials

Tell them you support protecting the bike lanes on the Venetian Causeway.

It's easy, copy the text below to e-mail all of them:
district3@miamidade.gov
,
district4@miamidade.gov
,
MarkSamuelian@miamibeachfl.gov
,
krussell@miamigov.com
,
DanGelber@miamibeachfl.gov
,
fsuarez@miamigov.com
,
mreyes@miamigov.com
,
MickySteinberg@miamibeachfl.gov
,
Michael@miamibeachfl.gov
,
stevenmeiner@miamibeachfl.gov
,
RickyArriola@miamibeachfl.gov
,
DavidRichardson@miamibeachfl.gov
,
marcia@transitalliance.miami

Audrey M. Edmonson

County
Commissioner (D3)

Sally A. Heyman

County
Commissioner (D4)

Mark Samuelian

Miami Beach
Commissioner

Ken Russell

City of Miami
Commissioner (D2)

Dan Gelber

Miami Beach
Mayor

Francis Suarez

City of Miami
Mayor

Manolo Reyes

City of Miami
Commissioner (D4)

Micky Steinberg

Miami Beach
Commissioner

Michael Góngora

Miami Beach
Commissioner

Steven Meiner

Miami Beach
Commissioner

Ricky Arriola

Miami Beach
Commissioner

David Richardson

Miami Beach
Commissioner

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