Improved roadway and bike lane unveiled on Crandon Boulevard
On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Commissioner Xavier L. Suarez, District 7, Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works and Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of roadway and bike lane improvements on Crandon Boulevard.
The project improved the surface conditions of the road and enhanced Crandon Boulevard’s existing bicycle lane. . The project consisted of milling, resurfacing, new signage, pavement markings and green paint to delineate the bike lane.
Cyclists riding along Crandon Boulevard will immediately notice the bike lane improvements. The visual and auditory enhancements will improve cyclists’ safety. The vibratory striping will also alert drivers when they cross into the bike lane, and the diagonal striped buffer zone creates a separation between motorists and cyclists.
“This is an important step forward in addressing what has historically been a dangerous roadway for cyclists,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “These important enhancements to Crandon Boulevard will allow residents and visitors to more safely enjoy one of Miami-Dade County’s most popular recreational destinations, and we will continue to invest in transportation solutions like cyclist- and pedestrian-friendly roadways that give our community more options for getting from point A to B, while alleviating traffic congestion in Miami-Dade.”
Other improvements include solar-powered, internally illuminated pavement markings, which delineates the traffic/bike lane separation.
The public is invited to get on their bike and experience the bike lane improvements as they make their way to the ceremony.