Micromobility networks allow for commuters to travel short distances by way of lightweight, single-person vehicles, such as bicycles and scooters. In essence, a micromobility network provides shared mobility solutions and helps to better connect communities while prioritizing bicyclist and pedestrian safety.
Many major cities in the country and around the world have been transforming traditional street designs into more Complete Streets by adding protected bike lanes, thus creating a micromobility network.
Currently, Miami-Dade County is working on constructing the first Micromobility Network in the heart of Downtown Miami, which will change the way cyclist and pedestrians get around in downtown.
Construction began in April 2021 and once completed, downtown Miami will boast 6,050 feet of new separated bicycle lanes and 850 feet of new parking protected bicycle lanes that will connect Government Center Metrorail Station, MiamiCentral Brightline Station, Miami-Dade College, and several Metromover stations among other popular destinations.
The lanes will be located along North/South Miami Avenue, NE/SE 1 Avenue, NW/NE 6 Street, and NW/NE 5 Street, connecting to the existing bicycle lanes of SW/SE 1 St. All selected corridors have been identified as ideal candidates in the Transportation Planning Organization’s (TPO) Protected Bike Lane Demonstration Plan and the City of Miami's Bicycle Master Plan.
The project will feature several Complete Streets and Vision Zero elements to improve and promote pedestrian and bicycle mobility in urban area. The improvements include pavement markings, green paint, bicycle boxes, raised concrete curbs, high-emphasis crosswalks, enhanced signage, and parking protected sections.
The Downtown Miami Micromobility Network is expected to be completed early 2022.
South Dade Micromobility Network
In 2020, Miami-Dade County completed the construction of protected bike lanes along SW 211 Street from South Dixie Drive to SW 108 Court.
The project includes nearly 6,000 linear feet of raised concrete separators, a green bicycle lane, high emphasis crosswalks and milling and resurfacing.
Completion of this project in South Dade was an important step in moving in the right direction to transform of our County into a more livable, transit centric, and safe community.
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