New bike safety measures implemented on Rickenbacker Causeway

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Police Operations Section, will be conducting high visibility traffic details on Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22, on Key Biscayne, deploying officers, signage, and radar.

MIAMITwo bicyclists were killed recently while riding on the Rickenbacker Causeway, reigniting concerns about the safety of riders on the busy roadway.

Outcry and demands were posted on social media following the deaths.

Under the direction of Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and the Miami-Dade Police Department, in conjunction with the Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works, immediate steps are being taken to make the Rickenbacker Causeway safer for all residents.

The Miami-Dade Police Department will be conducting high visibility traffic details on Friday through Sunday on Key Biscayne, deploying officers, signage and radar.

Posted speed limits have been lowered throughout the area to help reduce the instances of accidents.

The Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works is also installing temporary barricades and cones along the bike lane at critical points to help reduce the instances of accidents.

The county is installing additional bicycle warning signs, supplementing the continuous, green-painted bicycle lanes, and messaging boards urging drivers to use caution while operating vehicles.

Miami-Dade police will be out in large numbers to patrol, educate and engage with members of the community while implementing these changes. Units will also be enforcing the traffic laws where necessary.

The campaign will continue until further notice.


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Alex Ciccarone is a Digital Journalist at WPLG. She was born and raised in Miami and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Science degree in Telecommunications.