As you read here first, the Miami New Times has been investigating the safety of bicycling in South Florida. There is a lot we can say about what crash statistics can (and cannot) tell us about road safety in Miami-Dade/South Florida/Florida. What continues to be a priority for us at SFBC is the reality that investments in bicycle infrastructure and advocacy, limited as they are, remain almost exclusively for the benefit of our community’s wealthiest residents and neighborhoods. While the South Florida Bike Coalition is directed first and foremost by our members, our leadership understands that if we are to truly improve bicycling in South Florida, we need to support everyone who rides – whether by choice or otherwise.
You can read Erik Maza’s piece here. I encourage you to leave a comment. Let’s show the editors of the Miami New Times that we care as much about our fellow bicyclists as we do about ensuring Bertonatti gets an appropriate sentence.
Erik has promised to let me take him for a ride through our city that showcases the best and worst of existing bicycle infrastructure. You’ll read a full report about it here and, hopefully, in The Miami New Times.