The Supreme Court decision on March 10 reminded the rail-trail community of one critical thing: Despite the burgeoning popularity of active transportation in the U.S., it's up to all of us to use our voices to defend and promote the further development of walking and biking networks around the country.
In Miami, Fla.—an international destination—active transportation is in great demand. And as the city continues to develop, it's the perfect time to seize the opportunity to build new walking and biking infrastructure.
RTC recently posted an op-ed in the Miami Herald urging local officials to support these projects.
Take a look!
From "Getting More Places to Walk, Run or Bike":
"You see it everywhere you go in Miami: The demand for active transportation in the city is on the rise. Thousands of riders pedal the Rickenbacker Causeway each week; the Atlantic Trail along Miami Beach is an international destination and, with notice of less than 72 hours, is enough to draw upwards of 4,000 participants to Critical Mass rides—the very purpose of which are to celebrate and assert the rights of cyclists.
Famous actors such as Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis have been spotted riding around Miami, and let’s not forget about Miami Heat’s LeBron James, who is well known for biking to work and attending Critical Mass rides."
Read the full op-ed online here.
And please, feel free to let Miami Herald know what you think in the comments box!