SFBC Responds to Brickell Ave Speed ‘Reduction’

The South Florida Bike Coalition will continue to seek an appropriate posted speed limit for the full length of Brickell Avenue that meets Florida state standards for residential/business districts (25-30mph) despite the recent concession from FDOT to reduce the 40mph to 35mph.

Sharrows in CA

We are thrilled that FDOT has agreed to add Shared Use Lane Markings (sharrows) to the roadway because we know this will increase motorist awareness of the many Brickell area residents, business people and service industry employees who bicycle for transportation along the Avenue.

And we are still working with FDOT to get ‘Share the Road’ signs up during construction and ‘Ride Right Drive Right’ or ‘May Use Full Lane’ signs up after construction.

That said, we were able to get this reduction because while speed reviews done in September by FDOT justified the two separate posted speed limits of 35mph and 40mph, new studies that we asked for (and completely just after Thanksgiving) apparently yielded new results for the south section. We will be working with volunteers and the TransitMiami.com team to review these studies and will provide you with a breakdown of what we get, how we do it, what conclusions we come to and, hopefully, a better understanding to how FDOT can say that 35mph is safe for residents in the heaviest use pedestrian street in our city.

NOTE: Bike Coalition board member and fellow TransitMiami.com writer will be posting additional response on TransitMiami.com shortly. Be sure to read it.

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About Kathryn Moore / South Florida Bike Coalition

I'm the President of the South Florida Bike Coalition - a 100% volunteer organization of people dedicated to using their skills and experience to effect more, better bicycling from the Keys to Martin County.

8 thoughts on “SFBC Responds to Brickell Ave Speed ‘Reduction’

    • There is always another chance. I, too, wish were around just a few years ago but with support for great ideas like Bicycle Boulevards, we can get the next best thing, in the meantime. One day, once again, Alton will be resurfaced and it is not unheard of (see San Francisco, Market or Valencia Streets) to completely redo a major street when it is apparent that all transportation uses and people where not included.

  1. Great; please let me know were we can obtain FDOT’s reports. I know they said at the Dec. Public Mtg in Simpson Park that it would be their “top priority,” but if we could all see the reports, that would be fantastic. The more information the better. Thanks again for all you do, Kathryn!

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