Re the April 21 article Horror on the Julia Tuttle: The Tuttle causeway has just had its first bicyclist fatality that I know of. The aluminum guard rail that was added to the top of the concrete on the causeway did little to stop the bicyclist’s body from being thrown from the bridge.
Why not raise the barrier to 10 feet? That way the medical examiner won’t have to decide if the bicyclist died from the accident, or survived only to drown in the waters of Biscayne Bay.
Of course, lives can be saved by banning pedestrians, joggers, scooters, mopeds and bicyclists. The long-term solution is to redo the 36th Street access to the Tuttle, widen the bridges adding a new lane separated by a concrete barrier.
On the area between the bridges a path could be paved to keep some of the people safe.
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