Miami Beach City Manager Says: Save Cars on Washington Avenue, Good Luck Cyclists

Miami Beach City Manager Alina T. Hudak's administration presented a new vision for Miami Beach's Washington Avenue in South Beach. The plan would remove the County's first parking-protected bike lanes and replace them to create a bus/bike lane and bring parking back to the curb to increase car traffic flow.

Author: Riders Alliance Comms Team
Published On: Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 03:52 PM

Miami Beach City Manager Alina T. Hudak's administration presented a new vision for Miami Beach's Washington Avenue in South Beach. The plan would remove the County's first parking-protected bike lanes and replace them to create a bus/bike lane and bring parking back to the curb to increase car traffic flow.
 
Never mind the fact that a shared bus/bike lane not only decreases the protection for bicyclists, but it would unnecessarily slow down transit. As we've seen with the unprotected bike lanes around South Beach, the Miami Beach Police also seem to not be inclined to enforce traffic law—when they're not the ones parked in the lane themselves.
 
Miami Beach is an island with limited space. We understand. We also understand that with limited space, it makes no sense to continue devoting a high percentage of our public space to cars, not people.
 
We hope the Manager can come up with a solution that considers the thousands of residents without cars' lives as important as moving tourists' cars.

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