Open Letter to Governor DeSantis: Time to Reel In FDOT

Dear Governor DeSantis, Here’s a summary of today’s meeting with FDOT Secretary Kevin Thibault and District 6 Secretary Jim Wolfe regarding Biscayne Boulevard. It became clear that FDOT will not make any safety improvements to Biscayne Boulevard anytime soon, even though there have been over 2,550 crashes in an 8 year period (3.3 mile stretch… Read more…

Community Transportation Meeting: FDOT’s Secretary (the head honcho) is coming to the 305

State Senator Jason Pizzo is hosting a Community Transportation Meeting on Monday, July 22nd from 1-4pm at FIU’s North Campus. Kevin Thibault, the FDOT Secretary, will attend.  According to the 2019 Dangerous by Design report by Smart Growth America, Florida is the most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians and cyclists. In fact, 9… Read more…

Biscayne Boulevard Residents Meeting with the FDOT to Discuss Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety (or Lack Thereof)

According to the 2019 Dangerous by Design report by Smart Growth America, Florida is the most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians and cyclists. In fact, of 9 out of the 20 most dangerous metropolitan areas in the US are in Florida. My family and I have lived in Miami’s Belle Meade neighborhood for… Read more…

Not Welcome to Miami Shores

Miami Shores Village is located just north of the City of Miami. This mostly single-family community has a population of approximately 11,000 residents. Miami Shores can be considered to be relatively wealthy with a median household income of about $100,000. The village is surrounded by much poorer areas to the North and West which are… Read more…

Biscayne Boulevard – Dangerous by Design

  Smart Growth America is one of the leading advocates for federal policies and programs that support the best in neighborhood development. Its ongoing research helps shape the national discourse on how development strategies can improve the lives of urbanists. Dangerous by Design In the 2016 Dangerous by Design study by Smart Growth America, the… Read more…