Miami Dade County Community Forum

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Recommendations for The Rickenbacker Causeway

The Blog Transit Miami has compiled recommendations to make Rickenbacker Causeway safer for bikes, cars and pedestrians. Recently a bike enthusiast was killed by a hit and run driver which sparked the community's interest in addressing safety. Transit Miami's recommendations include:

Short Term Goals for the Rickenbacker Causeway

* Enforcement of the 45 mph speed limit
* Reduce speed limit to 35 mph
* Close the right lane of traffic in both directions on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6:00 am to 10:00am.
* Better signage
* Motorist and bicyclist education campaign

Long Term Goals for the Rickenbacker Causeway

A major capital improvements project needs to happen and all users must be considered. Below are a few of the major improvements that need to occur:

* Paint bicycle lanes green (see below: intersections should include peg-a-traking and Chevron arrows)
* Create a 3 foot unprotected buffer between the roadway and the bicycle lane
* Major road diet. Narrowing of traffic lanes to discourage speeding (11 foot lane)
* Proper crosswalks, with stop lights, that can be activated by pedestrians.(see below: off-setting crosswalks)
* A separate path for pedestrians (pedestrians and bicyclist should not coexist)
* Consider physical separation as a feature in dangerous areas such as bridges and marked buffers along trajectory of bike lane
* Motorist and bicyclist education campaign

Be sure to hit on the link, there are pictures and more information.

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