|Photo taken at SW 82nd Avenue at intersection with 152 - 4/3/2019 10:50 AM|
Bike lanes improve community safety. The 2014-2018 Village Council was well on its way on completing the bike lanes planned for 82nd avenue, but effort this has come to a screeching halt, without comment. I want to clear up much of the official misinformation that bike lanes are a perk for the "spandex crowd" (a derogatory code word for those who bike for exercise or fun). This photo shows who is not a competitive racer who is simply biking for transportation - and who has lawful use of the road. CLICK HERE to see prior, related posts on the Complete Streets program.
WILL PALMETTO BAY GIVE BACK $1 MILLION GRANT THEY GOT FOR ROADS?
I am still waiting for a response to my prior post and request of November 21, 2018, Follow up – requesting status of the $1,000,000.00 TAP grant, will the new council follow through to maintain our priority for bicycle lanes, attempt to repurpose the money or reject this grant?
It is decision time: Bike lanes or not, safe streets for our kids or not? Follow through with the Palmetto Bay Traffic Master Plan and Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan or not?
I simply asked whether the new council will follow through on the efforts revived in 2015 to complete the Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan (as well as accept or return the $1 million grant) or a will there be change in council policy? One million dollars is a lot of money to give up just to spite those who want to use bikes in a safe manner.