Cyclists in South Florida are demanding changes to make roads safer for them.
Two cyclists were struck and one was killed this week on the Rickenbacker Causeway by an alleged drunk driver. Walter Reyes, who was training for the upcoming Dolphins Cycling Challenge, is the third cyclist to be killed along the Rickenbacker in the past five years. The incident has the local bicycling community coming together to renew their push for safer streets. Jim focuses the half-hour on the incident with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez, and Bernard Zyscovich, an architect behind Plan Z for Miami, which would transform the Rickenbacker and give cyclists, runners, joggers and walkers a safer alternative.
Police were pulling over drivers Friday morning, two days after a cyclist was struck and killed by an accused drunk driver. Cycling safety advocates, however, say they want a proactive approach to protecting bicyclists.
One day after a cyclist died on the Rickenbacker Causeway, other bicyclists are calling on lawmakers for a crisis intervention.
The normal camaraderie between members of the Everglades Bicycling Club took on a somber tone Thursday with a moment of silence for one of their cycling brothers.
A 21-year old is under arrest in connection to a crash which left one cyclist dead and another in the hospital.
A family on the water for the afternoon was involved in a boating accident, but the other boat fled the scene of the crash, officials said.
In 2012, more than 700 bicyclists were killed by drivers in the United States. Each year, we report on many South Florida bicyclists being hit some with fatal results. But in these accidents, is it all the driver’s fault? And what is being done to keep bicyclists and drivers safe on our streets?
There’s a big change coming to the Rickenbacker and Venetian Causeways. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, tolls will be collected electronically via SunPass.
The Rickenbacker and Venetian Causeways are going electronic. Starting Tuesday, September 23, both causeways will convert to SunPass for toll collection.