Community & Culture Miami-Dade County

“How To Copenhagenize Miami”

"How To Copenhagenize Miami"Thursday, March 2, 6pm-8pm – The Idea Center at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 315 NE 2nd Avenue, Building 8, Room 8525 , Miami

In an age of rising urbanization, failing public health and the continued rampage of automobile culture, solutions are needed in a hurry. Bicycle and pedestrian planning is gaining in influence as a way of rethinking urban planning in the interest of making cities more livable and prioritizing intelligent transport forms. Design and placement of bicycle infrastructure, multi-modal solutions, and safe routes presents opportunities for repurposing aging infrastructure to open space in order to try and reverse the damage done to our cities by a century of traffic engineering. One of the classic problems in further developing bicycle culture in cities is that bicycle users are often anonymized and categorized as “traffic.” The bicycle is certainly a way to get from A to B, but the contribution that great numbers of bicycle users in a city make to the urban fabric cannot be underestimated. In Miami, how would bicycle infrastructure impact bicycle culture if it were in place? If our growing population is less and less interested in driving, what does that mean for the design and branding of our city? We examine how planners, architects, and elected public officials are rethinking and connecting bicycle planning as part of the city’s transit options and solutions, not just as a mere urban amenity but recognizing its vital importance and impact on Miami’s future. @PlanZMiami @ideacentermdc @MDCollege


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