Suicide lane for Miami cyclists

 

Miami-Dade County has found a new way to kill bicyclists.

After years of seeing signs that stated, “No pedestrians, no self-propelled vehicles, no vehicles under 5 bhp (brake horse power),” the shoulder of I-195 has been marked as a bike lane.

Having vehicles going at least 55 mph next to a bicyclist doesn’t seem smart to me. They even repainted the white stripe to keep bicyclists safe. How many times a year is the side guardrail replaced? The rail is just waiting to have a bicyclist act as a cushion for a vehicle crashing into it. And, is it all right for bicyclists to go around disabled vehicles into traffic on this roadway?

If Key Biscayne is not deadly enough for you, try the new suicide path on I-195. Stay alert.

Gerry Goldstein, Miami Beach

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