BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
of the 5:30 P.M.
Metropolitan Planning STEPHEN P CLARK GOVERNMENT CENTER
Organization 111 NORTHWEST FIRST STREET ROOM 18-3
for the MIAMI, FL 33128
Miami Urbanized Area
Vice-Chairperson I. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Members II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: October 21, 2009
III. CITIZEN COMMENTS (5 minutes)
Anamarie Garces de
Marcilla IV. PRESENTATIONS
A. MIAMI-DADE PUBLIC WORKS UPDATE – J. Cohen, MDPW
Steve Greenberg B. FDOT PROJECT UPDATE – K. Jeffries, FDOT
Ken Groce C. NW 27th AVE IMPROVEMENTS - Heidi Solaun, FDOT
D. BICYCLE BLVD PLAN ENDORSEMENT – M. Heinicke, MDPR
Susan Kairalla E. BPAC BY-LAWS UPDATE – D. Henderson
Bernadette Pardo A. FLORIDA BIKE MONTH: MARCH, 2010
B. TRAFFIC SKILLS 101CLASS
Larry Thorson C. MDT TRANSIT SUMMIT
Eric Tullberg D. MONTHLY REPORT
E. BPAC ATTENDANCE
Contact Information VI. MEMBER COMMENTS
111 NW 1 Street, #920
Miami, Florida 33128
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BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE
MEETING OF WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
Brett Bibeau (Chair), Jeremy Gauger, Ken Groce, Steve Greenberg, Bernadette Pardo, Eric Tullberg, Paul Yavis
Gabrielle Redfern (Vice Chair), Javier Betancourt, Anamarie Garces de Marcilla, Susan Kairalla, Lee Marks,
John O’Brien, Larry Thorson
David Henderson, MPO Colin Worth – City of Miami
Stewart Robertson, KHA/FDOT A. Shahin Rahman, FDOT
Mark Heinicke, M-D Park and Recreation Heidi Solaun-Dominguez, FDOT
Garrett Rowe, M-D Planning and Zoning Dina Weinstein
Tom Blazejack, Green Mobility Network Kathryn Moore, Street Plans Collaborative
Mohammed Mansuri, M-D Public Works
The meeting began at 5:34 p.m.
AGENDA ITEM NOTES
APPROVAL OF AGENDA - Motion to approve by Ken Groce, seconded by Paul Yavis
and approved unanimously.
APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES, - Deferred.
OCTOBER 21, 2009
CITIZEN COMMENTS - Tom Blazejack: asked that a presentation on pedestrian safety
efforts being made in light of the release of the “Dangerous
by Design” report be put on a future agenda.
MIAMI-DADE PUBLIC WORKS - Mohammed Mansuri: Two miles of SW 137 Ave have been
DEPARTMENT UPDATE re-striped with bike lanes from SW 184 St to SW 152 St. As
per the request from BPAC two alternatives are being
explored to improve bicycle circulation at the Rickenbacker
toll plaza. Changing the parking lot at the toll plaza and the
first toll lane to reduce conflicts between bikes turning and
cars coming through the toll. Also, improving the underpass
beneath the bridge to make it safer and easier to ride through.
A new underpass at east end of West Bridge is not feasible
because there is not enough headroom.
A decision about bringing Sunpass or open-road tolling to the
Rickenbacker Causeway has not been made.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF - Stewart Robertson: The FDOT Work Program shows
TRANSPORTATION PROJECT projects that are funded for design or construction in the next
UPDATE five years. It is available on-line at www.dot.state.fl.us and
can be searched by county or road name. Upcoming projects
include a, and the reconstruction of Biscayne Blvd from I-395
Biscayne Blvd north of I-195 was reconstructed in the last 3-
6 years. FDOT has initiated a pedestrian safety and mobility
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plan from NE 50 Terr to NE 77 St to look at improvements to
crosswalks, refuge islands, signals, signs and markings. A
public meeting will be held on Dec. 8th.
FDOT is working with the City of Miami Beach to evaluate
the new shared lane marking (“sharrow”) on Washington
Ave. The marking should direct bicyclists away from the
door zone of cars parked on the street. A before-and-after
study will be conducted by the Highway Safety Research
Center at the University of North Carolina.
The projects that have been sent to the FDOT Bike/Ped
Coordinator for review this month:
• NW 36 St at the Palmetto Expressway: sidewalk
• Tamiami Trail west of Krome Ave: Army Corps of
Engineers study; includes 5-foot paved shoulders.
• Coral Way from SW 12 Ave to SW 15 Rd: lighting
• Palmetto Expressway at Okeechobee Rd/So River
Drive interchange: landscaping. Noted that this is the
alignment of the future extension of the Miami River
Greenway and should include “Share the Road” signs
as an interim improvement.
Upcoming reviews include: Sunset Dr from SW 84 Pl to SW
69 Ave resurfacing; Alton Road from 5th St to Michigan Ave
resurfacing; NE 82 St from Biscayne Blvd to Bayshore Ct
resurfacing; SW 87 Ave at SW 88 St access management;
Bird Road at SW 72 Ave intersection resurfacing; SW 1st St
bridge PD&E study; NW 36 St bridge replacement;
NW 27th AVE IMPROVEMENTS - Heidi Solaun, FDOT: NW 27 Ave from NW 11 St to NW 43
Terr is scheduled to be resurfaced in 2011. The cross-section
of the road includes six lanes that are each 11-feet wide plus
a center median for left turning vehicles and a separator
between the two directions of traffic that is 4-feet wide. The
resurfacing project will not move the curbs or change the
existing 6-foot wide sidewalks. The bridge over the Miami
River is within the project limits but will not be changed.
Any alternative design to widen the outside lane will require
a variance from FDOT standards. Motion to recommend that
FDOT pursue a design variance to re-stripe NW 27 Ave with
four lanes that are each 10-feet wide and two outside lanes
that are 13-feet wide made by Steve Greenberg, seconded by
Ken Groce and approved unanimously. This
recommendation has been coordinated with the City of Miami
Bicycle Coordinator and the City’s bicycle master plan.
BICYCLE BOULEVARD PLAN Mark Heinicke, Miami-Dade Park and Recreation
ENDORSEMENT Department: the Bike Boulevard Plan for the Model
City/Brownsville area was presented at the October meeting.
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The Park and Recreation Department would like to get formal
support for the plan from the BPAC for inclusion in the final
report. Motion to support the Bicycle Boulevard plan for the
Model City/Brownsville area made by Eric Tullberg,
seconded by Paul Yavis and approved unanimously.
BPAC BY-LAWS UPDATE - The BPAC by-laws need to be updated to show 23 seats to
match the number of seats on the MPO Governing Board.
Motion to approve the revised by-laws made by Eric
Tullberg, seconded by Steve Greenberg and approved
FLORIDA BICYCLE MONTH: MARCH, - The Florida Bicycle Association will be asking the
2010 Governor’s Office to proclaim March, 2010, as Florida
Bicycle Month and encourage local groups to hold events
TRAFFIC SKILLS 101 CLASS - A Traffic Skills 101 bike safety education class was held at
Tropical Park on November 15.
MDT TRANSIT SUMMIT - MDT is holding a “Transit Summit” to update the public on
the People’s Transportation Plan in the County Commission
BPAC ATTENDANCE - The January-October attendance report was distributed.
MEMBER COMMENTS Eric Tullberg: A policy is needed that sidewalks be built on
both side of all major roads when they are repaved or
otherwise improved. Will be further discussed at the
December meeting. On 11/22 the Green Mobility Network
will hold an M-Path ride from South Miami to Cauley
Made comments on the Commodore Trail bridge at
Cocoplum Circle. Made comments on the plans for the M-
Path extension project. Helped with the bike valet at the
• The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
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