Thursday, February 17, 2022
Conference registrants are limited to 1 mobile workshop tour as these occur simultaneously. Registration is now closed for this event.
ATTENTION MOBILE WORKSHOP ATTENDEES:
February 17, 2022 Details:
Each tour has its own start time and location. Please review the details for each mobile workshop below for more information. Each of the four mobile workshop tours is interactive and will be held outdoors. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes and don't forget to wear sunscreen! We will have water and snacks available for participants, but if you require extra refreshments, please feel free to bring those items with you.
Each of the tours will highlight different parts of Miami-Dade County, emphasizing current and planned transportation and built environment efforts, walkability, bikeability, micromobility, economic development, livability, and access to transportation options.
Please review the following information to get familiar with the Mobile Workshop that you are attending:
Overview of Individual Tours
Tour Partners: City of Hialeah; Freebee
Distance: Approximately 3 miles (includes 1 mile of walking)
Description: The City of Hialeah will guide a tour through the City’s first Transit-Oriented District and the Leah Arts District to highlight their efforts to improve mobility and to showcase the projects serving as a catalyst for the TOD vision in Hialeah. The tour will begin at the intermodal Tri-rail/Metro-rail Transfer Station and will include opportunities to learn about Freebee, a first/last mile mobility solution. The tour will include a stop for snacks, beverages, and conversation with City representatives at Unbranded Brewing in the Leah Arts District.
Check-in Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Check-in Location: Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station, 2601 E 11th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33013
Parking: Free parking at check-in location for the commuting public.
Tour Time: 11:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. (Lunch from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Duration of Tour: 2.5 hrs.
Mode: Bus, Walking
Skill Level: Beginner, mostly flat route
Separation from traffic: Varies, low to high. Walking route includes sidewalks adjacent to vehicular lanes and landscape-buffered sidewalks.
Tour Partners: Eli Stiers, Stiers Law; Local Counsel, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy; CitiBike
Beginner route: Approximately 13 miles roundtrip
Intermediate route: Approximately 17 miles roundtrip
Description: The bike tour will showcase one of the region’s prominent bike trails along the scenic Rickenbacker Causeway with an array of beach and park destinations featuring beautiful natural areas. The tour will highlight proposed plans and projects to redesign the Rickenbacker Causeway in preparation for its unique and upcoming climate change challenges and to improve the biking, transit, and roadway infrastructure significant to the corridor’s users. Stops along the route include Hobie Island Beach Park, the Bear Cut Bridge, the Village of Key Biscayne, and Bill Baggs Cape State Park.
Check-in: 9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Check-in Location: Hobie Island Beach Park, Old Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149
Parking: Free parking is available.
Tour Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Lunch from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Duration of Tour: 2 hrs.
Skill Level: Beginner, mostly flat
Separation from traffic: Varies, low to high. Ranges from bike lanes adjacent to vehicular lanes to buffered wide bike lanes with rumble strips.
Note: Participants may bring their own helmets for this tour. Helmets and bikes will be provided.
Tour Partners: Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience; Family Action Movement Network
Distance: 2 miles
Description: The Miami Dade County Office of Resilience will lead a walking tour of where significant, innovative actions are planned to protect public and private streets and spaces from flooding. The group will encounter the Little Haiti and Little River neighborhoods to learn about the County’s Little River Adaptation Action Areas and the five strategies recommended to protect both coastal and inland areas from flooding, plans to utilize natural features for improving the area’s climate resilience, and the upcoming developments shaping the future of the community.
Check-in: 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Check-in Location: Soar Park, 120 NW 83rd St, Miami, Florida 33150
Parking: Free parking is available.
Tour Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Lunch from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Duration of Tour: 1.5 hrs.
Skill Level: Beginner
Tour Partners: Healthy Little Havana; FDOT District 6; MCHP COLAB; City of Miami; Urban Health Partnerships
Distance: 1.5 miles walking (one-way)*
Description: Join Healthy Little Havana on a walking tour of streets and public spaces in the neighborhood taking innovative steps towards prioritizing pedestrians. Learn about the new Pedestrian Priority Zones policy, the recent redesign of Jose Marti Park to protect from flooding, the activation of a ‘play street,’ SMART traffic signals and apps** that help guide disabled pedestrians through crosswalks, as well as integration of a range of Complete Streets components. The tour will end at Calle Ocho where attendees will break out into lunch and check out the different local restaurants available. Attendees will be shown the several trolley stops available along the tour.
*To arrive back at the check-in point, participants are encouraged to use the City of Miami trolley, which usually arrives every 15-20 minutes.
** This tour will introduce PedApp, a mobile app to improve the safety, accessibility, and experience of crossings for pedestrians. The app is available for Apple devices on the App Store and for Android devices on the Google Play Store.
Check-in: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Check-in Location: Jose Marti Park, 351 SW 4th Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Parking: Street parking and private lot parking are available.
Tour Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. (Lunch 12:10 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.)
Duration of Tour: Approx. 1.5 hrs.
Mode: Walking. Begin at the City of Miami Trolley stop at Jose Marti Park and end at Calle Ocho for lunch. Return to Jose Marti Park by Trolley.
Skill Level: Beginner
As part of the 2022 Safe Streets Summit, the Mobile Workshop includes multiple interactive tours conducted on February 17, 2022. The goal of the Mobile Workshop is to provide participants with an opportunity to experience first-hand the type of infrastructure that has been built in Miami-Dade to create safer and more multi-modal streets. Each tour will highlight different parts of Miami emphasizing current and planned transportation and built environment efforts, walkability, bikeability, micromobility, economic development, livability, and access to transportation options. Local experts and community representatives will provide insight and relevant information about a variety of projects and current efforts, focusing on results/outcomes and lessons learned.
A Message to Attendees About COVID-19:
At the 2022 Safe Streets Summit, we are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all event participants. As such, we will have protocols in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including working with InterContinental Miami to maintain an operational plan that prioritizes health and safety for all attendees. These protocols will be shared with attendees as we get closer to the event and local conditions can be taken into consideration, but these may include masking, physical distancing, and cleaning protocols. By registering for this event, you are agreeing to follow COVID-19 policies put in place at the conference as a condition of your participation. For questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com.