Videos of close calls show need for protective bike lines, activist says

Two videos show a close call between drivers and cyclists in South Florida.

WESTON, Fla. – Witness videos show drivers and cyclists during close calls in South Florida.

From Broward to Miami-Dade counties, Kurt Kaminer said although drivers need to learn how to share the road, there is also a need for infrastructure improvements.

In one of the recent videos in Weston, a cyclist was riding westbound on Saddle Club Road when a driver decided to speed up the grass shoulder to pass them and cut them off.

“It’s just very frustrating to see this happen,” Kaminer said.

In another recent video near Key Biscayne, a cyclist was riding along the Rickenbacker Causeway when a driver who was attempting to make a right turn, nearly hit him.

“The idea of having a bike lane crossing over a deceleration lane before the deceleration is actually happening is a recipe for disaster,” Kaminer said.

Activists have been advocating for more protective bike lines.

“What do you tell drivers who may see this video of the incident in Weston and may be annoyed at the fact that based on the video the cyclist was taking over the entire street? Well, we make streets that do not give a safe place for everybody in an equitable fashion, this is what you get,” Kaminer said.

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Christian De La Rosa joined Local 10 News in April 2017 after spending time as a reporter and anchor in Atlanta, San Diego, Orlando and Panama City Beach.