Mobile Workshop

Thursday, February 17, 2022

As part of the 2022 Safe Streets Summit, there will be multiple interactive tours conducted through the Mobile Workshop event 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.

Comfortable attire and shoes are highly recommended for all mobile workshop participants.

Conference registrants are limited to 1 mobile workshop tour as these occur simultaneously. You can register for the conference and mobile workshop here. Additional registration and fee is required and there is limited capacity.

February 17, 2022 Details:

  • The Mobile Workshop schedule is tentatively set for 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Exact time will be updated soon)

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Overview of Individual Tours

1. Hialeah, The Florida Brooklyn

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 experience 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.

Schedule: 
Tentative Tour Time: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Exact time will be updated soon)
Duration of Tour: 3 hrs.

Mode: Rail, Freebee cars, 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.

2. Key Biscayne Bike Tour

Tour Partner: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Distance:
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 Hobe Island Beach Park, the Bear Cut Bridge, the Village of Key Biscayne, and Bill Baggs Cape State Park.

Schedule: 
Tentative Tour Time: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Exact time will be updated soon)
Duration of Tour: 3 hrs.

Mode: Bike 

Skill Level: Beginner or Intermediate options available
Beginner route: mostly flat
Intermediate route: some uphill portions, moderately strenuous

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 will be contacted to coordinate bikes and helmets for this tour.

3. Sink, Swim, or ADAPT!

Tour Partner: Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience 

Distance: 14 miles roundtrip, less than half a mile of walking

Description: The Miami Dade County Office of Resilience will lead a bus and walking tour of three distinct areas where significant, innovative actions are planned to protect public and private streets and spaces from flooding. Beginning at the Intercontinental, participants will take a bus ride up Biscayne Boulevard, and learn about the Army Corp of Engineer plans for walls and gates to protect from major flood events, as well as alternative plans to offer the same protection using natural features. The group will then head to 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. 

Schedule:
Tentative Tour Time: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Exact time will be updated soon)
Duration of Tour: 1.5 hrs.

Mode: Bus and walking

Skill Level: Beginner

4. The Latin Quarter

Tour Partner: Healthy Little Havana

Distance: About 4 miles on the Trolley, about half a mile walking.

Description: Join Healthy Little Havana on a trolley 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. 

Schedule: 
Tentative Tour Time: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Exact time will be updated soon
Duration of Tour: 2 hrs.

Mode: Trolley and walking. Begin at the Trolley stop at Jose Marti Park, end at favorite Little Havana lunch spot. 

Skill Level: Beginner 

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 alba@urbanhp.org.