Mayor Regalado sat down with SFBC leaders and TransitMiami.com writers to talk safer streets and better bicycling yesterday. We discussed our 3 top concerns and got some great feedback.
1) Brickell Avenue Speed Limit: The Mayor supports a speed limit for Brickell Avenue that meets state standards for business/residential areas (maximum of 30mph). He will be reviewing our request that he co-sign our letter to FDOT Secretary Gus Pego that formally seeks a 25mph speed limit and we are optimistic that he will support us there, too.
2) Bike Miami Days! Mayor Regalado says he understands the frustration of community groups, local businesses and bicyclists who hoped to bring back Bike Miami Days in October but new requirements from City of Miami Police Unions that we do exclusively used uniformed officers in staffing the event made it cost-prohibitive. The really good news? Mayor Regalado promised that Bike Miami Days will return to Downtown Miami on Sunday, November 14!!
3) General Mayor/Bicycle People Relations: The Mayor graciously received our Thank You Card – that so many of you signed at our party last month – and promises to continue to support timely implementation of Miami’s Bicycle Master Plan. Furthermore, he promises to support safer streets for people who bicycle and walk in all projects and to work with the South Florida Bike Coalition in a collaborative and supportive way. Thank you, Mayor Regalado!
bonus newsletter-worthy cheesy office photo to come soon-