Making the Venetian Causeway safer for bicyclists

At this week’s City Commission meeting, Miami Beach Commissioners will vote on a resolution signaling their support for a multi-jurisdictional effort to implement protection measures for the bike lanes. Commissioner Mark Samuelian is leading the effort here while Commissioner Ken Russell has taken up the charge for the City of Miami.

At the February meeting of the Commission’s Neighborhood and Quality of Life Committee, Samuelian said, “We have a problem. Right now, cycling safety on the Venetian is not as safe as we would like it to be. We all are well aware of one tragic incident that we had, but I think I can speak personally as someone who occasionally is out there on a bike and lives on the Venetian, it’s just not set up in the most safe way. One specific issue, there is no protective barrier between the bike riders and the cars. What I’m going to look for is that we approach solutions expeditiously.”

February 8, 2020 | RE: Miami Beach | Making the Venetian Causeway safer for bicyclists

Getting across the Venetian Causeway during rush hour could soon get a lot easier

This isn’t the first time Miami Beach has petitioned to lock down a bridge during peak traffic periods. In 2015, Commissioner Micky Steinberg — who sponsored the Venetian Causeway resolution with Commissioners Mark Samuelian and Michael Góngora — started the process of changing the operating schedule for the 63rd Street Bridge that spans Indian Creek. The effort took more than a year, but the bridge now stays closed during rush hour.

April 10, 2019 | The Miami Herald | Getting across the Venetian Causeway during rush hour could soon get a lot easier

Cruzar el Venetian Causeway en las horas pico pronto pudiera ser más fácil

Esta no es la primera vez que Miami Beach ha pedido que no se levanten los puentes durante las horas de más tráfico. En el 2015, el comisionado Micky Steinberg, quien patrocinó la resolución sobre el Venetian Causeway con el comisionado Mark Samuelian, inició el proceso de cambiar el horario de operación del puente de la 63 Street, que pasa por encima de Indian Creek. El esfuerzo demoró más de un año, pero ahora ese puente permanece cerrado durante las horas pico.

10 de Abril de 2019 | El Nuevo Herald | Cruzar el Venetian Causeway en las horas pico pronto pudiera ser más fácil