A fantastic new online tool has gone live today: Miami Bike Report.
This is a website with a real-time database that can be updated by users via text, email, Twitter or directly on the site, providing a map of South Florida showing where things like blocked bike lanes can be found, road hazards are present or collisions have happened. In short, it’s a living repository of cycling/road information about South Florida updated by the very people on the streets.
This is huge. For people riding their bicycles, it means they can see where trouble spots are found along their planned travel routes. For advocates, they can see areas that deserve special attention for whatever reason. For law-enforcement, they can see places where they should maybe take a look and ensure all is kosher. For city planners, they can see the areas that they should be paying more attention to based on the actual use feedback.
Literally, this has the potential to be the most useful tool available to bicycling/walking/urban advocates in South Florida. But if, and only if, we the people on the street, use it.
Spread the word about Miami Bike Report and the ways in which it can be updated with reports from the streets. That is the only way in which this will truly be useful and hopefully lead to improvements in our various cities.
Find Miami Bike Report online:
- Website: miamibikereport.com
- Twitter: @miamibikereport (use hashtags #bikereport or #miamibikereport)
Kudos to the creators for their vision and hard work. You’ve got another supporter right here.