BICYCLE INITIATIVES

Sunny Isles Beach is a geographically small area with only one main north / south corridor, State Road A1A, also known as Collins Avenue. This thoroughfare is shared by motor vehicles, delivery trucks, construction vehicles, buses and many cyclists. Being the only straight path to travel north and south in the City, it creates special challenges. This year, the City is completing a Transportation study that will identify the best solutions for these challenges. One initiative independent of the study is the identification of sidewalks and pathways that are not commonly known to cyclists as bicycle paths. This will provide the casual rider a safe alternative to the heavily traveled State Road. Other initiatives, such as a bike sharing programs, will be considered in the Study. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will play a crucial role in the City’s future Bicycle Plan as all plans will include three different State Roads; State Road A1A, State Road 826 and State Road 856. We will work closely with FDOT to accomplish our goals to make Sunny Isles Beach a pedestrian and bike friendly community.