Build it – Bike it

Two wheels should be more than enough.

Our bike network has been fragmented and unsafe for years – and as more people choose to get to work, access services, and get around on two wheels – we need to build safer infrastructure to connect communities and places. We are advocating for a safe and connected bike network in the City of Miami and Miami Beach bridged by a Safer Venetian Causeway – learn more below.

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.

Miami Beach

In 2015 – Miami Beach adopted a comprehensive bike master plan

5 years later, almost nothing has been added to the network.

Map updated June 2020
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.

So, what got done in the past 5 years?

0.1 miles of protected bike lanes
3 miles of shared paths (still under construction)

What is overdue? 

Approximately: 
6.8 miles of protected bike lanes
0.3 miles of conventional bike lanes
3.7 miles of shared paths (dotted red)

What about the sharrows?

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. 

Isn't there more?

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?

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What is missing?

Improving existing facilities


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.

Also missing

Aspirational long-term network


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.

City of Miami

In 2009 – the City of Miami adopted a comprehensive bike master plan.

11 years later, the core network is still incomplete.

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.

Priority 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.

  • Commodore Trail: From the Miami Bicycle Master Plan
  • SW 1st Ave & S Miami Ave (Brickell): From the DDA's Downtown Network
  • NE 1st Ave & N Miami Ave (Downtown): From the County's Downtown Network Bike Plan
  • NE 5th & NE 6th St: From the DDA's Downtown Network & the County's Downtown Bike Network
  • NE 14th Street St: From the DDA's Downtown Bike Network
  • NE 1st Ave: From the Miami Bicycle Master Plan

Connections and Equity

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.

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Safer Venetian Causeway

Over 1,500 cyclists cross the Venetian Causeway every day.

Yet, the bike lane remains unprotected and unsafe.

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.

How we can make a Safer Venetian

  1. Protect the bike lanes with a physical buffer to prevent cars from crossing into the lane
  2. 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
  3. Reduce the speed limit to 25mph across the entire causeway, adding missing signs and increasing enforcement
  4. Extend the bike lane in the City of Miami to at least N Miami Avenue
  5. 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

On February 18, the City of Miami Beach passed a resolution supporting new protections for cyclists on the Venetian Causeway

Help Make it Happen

Miami Beach

Tell your elected officials we need to complete the bike lane network.

It's easy, copy the text below to e-mail all of them:
DavidRichardson@miamibeachfl.gov
,
RickyArriola@miamibeachfl.gov
,
stevenmeiner@miamibeachfl.gov
,
Michael@miamibeachfl.gov
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MickySteinberg@miamibeachfl.gov
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DanGelber@miamibeachfl.gov
,
MarkSamuelian@miamibeachfl.gov
,
marcia@transitalliance.miami

Dan Gelber

Miami Beach
Mayor

David Richardson

Miami Beach
Commissioner

Mark Samuelian

Miami Beach
Commissioner

Michael Góngora

Miami Beach
Commissioner

Micky Steinberg

Miami Beach
Commissioner

Ricky Arriola

Miami Beach
Commissioner

Steven Meiner

Miami Beach
Commissioner

City of Miami

Tell your elected officials we need to complete the bike lane network.

It's easy, copy the text below to e-mail all of them:
jcarollo@miamigov.com
,
khardemon@miamigov.com
,
mreyes@miamigov.com
,
adiazdelaportilla@miamigov.com
,
fsuarez@miamigov.com
,
krussell@miamigov.com
,
marcia@transitalliance.miami

Alex Diaz de la Portilla

City of Miami
Commissioner (D1)

Francis Suarez

City of Miami
Mayor

Joe Carollo

City of Miami
Commissioner (D3)

Ken Russell

City of Miami
Commissioner (D2)

Keon Hardemon

City of Miami
Commissioner (D5)

Manolo Reyes

City of Miami
Commissioner (D4)