The City of Miami is proactively creating an education
program for bicyclists and law enforcement personnel to
work together towards safe bicycling habits. The State
of Florida and South Florida collectively rank in the
bottom 5% of states and counties respectively for
pedestrian and bicycle fatalities on roadways. Both
motorists and cyclists need to become aware of current
traffic safety laws and engineering solutions can
provide a safer environment for all traffic.
The City is also looking to partner with the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine. UM has managed a program WALKSAFE, a formal school based program that educates elementary school children and has resulted in a major reduction in the number of pediatric pedestrian injuries. This program should be expanded to include a BIKESAFE program in our middle schools. The City has also committed in the Bicycle Action Plan to have staff certified as League of American Bicyclist , "League Certified Instructors". These instructors will hold classes teaching the "Traffic Skills 101" course.