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Monday, February 01, 2016

He's making it safer for bicyclists crossing bridges

Yesterday I was bitching about bicyclists, today, I am praising them. Well I'm praising my friend Harry Gottlieb, an avid biker.

Harry, on Saturday alone, rode 55 miles so he's out there and sees ways to improve the sport. Here are Harry and his posse in front of CocoWalk on Sunday morning, ready to head out for a long ride, from left:  
Hank Sanchez-Resnick, Gary Simon, Sheila Schlafly, Harry Gottlieb (in back) and Alfred Feingold. It was also Alfred's 75th birthday - Happy Birthday, Alfred! 

Harry was instrumental in making one drawbridge in the county easy to navigate for bikers. The two-year process paid off with a ribbon cutting ceremony in November on the Miami Avenue Bridge to celebrate the new non-slip bike lane surface. Up until then, there were many injuries and accidents caused by the grating in the bridges. Other bridges are hopefully next on the agenda.

"It’s a work in progress. Miami Avenue Bridge was the first one because Alina Hudak is one of the best public servants in our community. I had hoped that Venetian Causeway Bridges would be improved as well during this recent renovation. But, I have been told there was no budget. They promised to do so when they could find the funds. Let's hope that stories like this will help motivate progress," said Harry.


Here's Harry's bridge project story in the Biscayne Times today.

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1 Comments:

Blogger alcrespo said...

Good for Harry and all the other bikers. Somewhere there should be enough money to cover the costs of doing this on all the bridges in Miami.

February 01, 2016 12:46 PM  

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