Thursday, February 26, 2009

March is Bicycle Action Month in the City of Miami

I believe that together we can make Miami a city where residents and visitors feel welcomed and safe riding on bicycles. In the last year, with the assistance of residents like you, the invaluable and dedicated service of departments throughout the City of Miami and the Bicycle Action Committee, and the unanimous support of this Commission, the Bicycle Action Plan has become an important guide to planning the future growth of our city.

Today, the City has a Bicycle Coordinator, an internationally acclaimed event - the monthly Bike Miami Days, and a number of bicycle facility projects in the works. I am proud of the strides we have made to promote bicycling here in the City of Miami, but there is still a lot that we can do to help make this city more bicycle friendly.
With that in mind, and in recognition of the invaluable work of the Bicycle Action Committee, I have proclaimed March 2009 "Bicycle Action Month". I invite you to celebrate this important occasion by joining us in promoting cycling, whether for fitness, recreation or transportation.
For more information about bicycling in Miami, please visit

I hope to see you in Downtown Miami on Saturday, March 14th for Bike Miami Days.