Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Miami

LeBron and Friends Reclaim Miami’s Streets in New Ad

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Looks like the new LeBron James Nike ad that debuted during “Sunday Night Football” was at least in part the star’s idea. The spot portrays the two-time NBA champion performing his off-season workout regimen, accompanied by hundreds of kids and adults on bikes as he rides through Miami. Bystanders watch or join in as the […]

Miami DWI Death Galvanizes Cyclists in South Florida

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Cyclists rally in memory of Christophe Le Canne. Photo: rydel/Picasa via Miami Bike Scene The horrific death of a 44-year-old resident of South Miami has enraged cyclists across South Florida, igniting a debate over street safety in a region historically dominated by devil-may-care drivers. On January 17, Christophe Le Canne was out for a Sunday […]

Feds on New Miami HOT Lanes: Good for Transit

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Miami’s conversion of HOV lane space to new high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes as part of the federal Urban Partnership program, which also prompted New York City’s congestion pricing push, is cutting travel times for local transit and boosting use — but overall bus ridership in the corridor has stayed static, according to a new report […]

Why Buy More Trains if You Can’t Afford to Run Them?

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Down in balmy South Florida, D-Day is approaching for riders of the the popular Tri-Rail transit system. A looming $18 million shortfall has forced the Tri-Rail board to approve a budget that slices daily service and stops all trains by 2011 — although ridership has doubled since 2005. Tri-Rail trains like these could stop running […]