Speed limit reduced on section of Rickenbacker Causeway to help protect cyclists

MIAMI – In an effort to higher protect cyclists and pedestrians on the Rickenbacker Causeway, a brand new velocity limit went into impact on Thursday.

The velocity limit of 45 mph on a stretch of the highway has modified and now the velocity limit is 40 mph all through the causeway from the toll plaza to Calusa Circle

“This speed limit adjustment on the Rickenbacker will provide a safer environment for community members, cyclists, and safety advocates,” stated Miami-Dade County Mayor Levine Cava.

Over the summer season the county’s police and transportation departments performed a pilot program and picked up site visitors information. They discovered the velocity limit wanted to be up to date.

“I want to thank the mayor and her staff for listening to our request to reconsider raising the speed limit along the Rickenbacker Causeway, studying the issue in depth, and coming to the conclusion that a uniform 40mph speed limit along the entire roadway is a safe and reasonable speed,” stated Key Biscayne Mayor Mike Davey.

In addition, the primary section of security enhancements situated instantly west of the William Powell Bridge has been accomplished. These embody restricted entry to the U-turn beneath the bridge and the set up of delineators that limit automobiles from turning by means of the bike lane. The second section of enhancements, which can contain the elimination of battle factors east of the William Powell bridge, will get underway within the coming months. 

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