Miami-Dade County’s bike network is heavily fragmented and the majority of existing bike facilities fail to offer a sufficient level of protection for its users. Advancing Miami’s multimodal mobility network means prioritizing the creation of safe, convenient connections between the people, places and communities of our County.
We are advocating for the creation of a unified plan to implement safe, connected bike infrastructure throughout Miami-Dade County as part of a comprehensive, countywide multimodal mobility plan.
Sharrows aren't bike lanes – studies have shown that sharrows are ineffective or even dangerous. We do not count sharrows in any of our analysis.
Map based on April 2021 FDOT Bike Facilities Master List
Download the map here
Miami-Dade County currently has 201 miles of bike lanes – but only 6 miles, or 3% of the network, offer cyclists any protection or separation from vehicle traffic.
About 51%-56% of the population are considered to be “Interested but concerned” about cycling – meaning they would choose to cycle more but tend to avoid unprotected bike facilities they perceive as unsafe.
In other words, if you wouldn’t let your child use the bike lanes on the MacArthur Causeway, SW 137th Ave, Flagler Street or Biscayne Blvd – who do you think would?
Attracting the interested but concerned – who represent a majority of people – means creating a network of protected bike lanes designed to address the concerns of this massive population of potential riders. Anything less will not produce the desired outcome of getting more people to choose biking!
Parking-protected bike lanes on Washington Ave. in Miami Beach are a huge success!
Since the implementation of protected bike lanes along Washington Ave., daily bike trips along the corridor have risen by XXXXX!
Plain and simple – if you build it they will bike it!
In 2020, Mayor Cava announced her mobility priorities for her first year as MDC Mayor.
Included in the CAVA Plan are over 40 miles of bike lanes to be completed by XXXX.
While it's a great start, we're looking forward to even more ambitious plans for our bike network to come!
Map updated January 2021
Download the Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan
The first step in the master plan was to fill gaps in the network with a series of critical projects to improve connectivity by 2020.
0.1 miles of protected bike lanes
3 miles of shared paths (still under construction)
6.8 miles of protected bike lanes
0.3 miles of conventional bike lanes
3.7 miles of shared paths (dotted red)
2 miles of sharrows have been completed, with 5.8 miles still missing.
But sharrows are ineffective and dangerous, we recommend they be converted to bike lanes, and we do not include them on this map.
Even this plan leaves key gaps in North Beach and Middle Beach where sharrows need to be converted to bike lanes.
The plan also includes additional goals (see below) on a slower timeline, none of which has progressed, and needs to be expedited. The goal is also set to 2035, why?
0.4% of bike lanes complete
20 Year Implementation Plan (2035)
The plan's second step includes 23 miles of protected bike lanes in major corridors and separate, protected infrastructure for cyclists on the causeways.
0.2% of bike lanes complete
20 Year Implementation Plan (2035)
An expansion of the plan's network. Consisting of an additional 17 miles of protected biking infrastructure throughout Miami Beach and into the mainland.
Map updated and fact checked by the City of Miami's Resilience and Public Works Department on January 2021
Download the DDA's Downtown Bike Network
Download the County's Downtown Network Bike Plan
Download the Miami Bicycle Master Plan
Download the TPO's Bicycle Master Plan
Biking in the City of Miami remains a difficult and dangerous experience, with only one protected bike lane and a disconnected network of individual segments.
We have identified key priority corridors to complete a basic core network, by overlaying several existing plans from multiple agencies. In fact, so many plans exist, it's likely many of these corridors are present on additional plans.
Although bike lanes have been built in communities like Overtown and Little Haiti, they don't connect to the larger network and major job centers.
The Venetian Causeway is one of the most important bicycle connectors in all of Miami-Dade County.
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.
We are advocating for the bike lane to be protected, improved and extended into the City of Miami.
Cyclist count courtesy of The Miami Bike Lawyer