traffic http://wlrn.org en Miami Police Department Addresses "Critical Mess" Biking Event http://wlrn.org/post/miami-police-department-addresses-critical-mess-biking-event <p>A monthly group bike ride in Miami may face police sanctions during its next event.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Critical Mass brings thousands of cyclists on the last Friday of every month as a way to promote safe cycling.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Miami Police Department thinks riders are not following state laws and make the roads dangerous for both cyclists and vehicle drivers. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:26:53 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 34563 at http://wlrn.org Miami Police Department Addresses "Critical Mess" Biking Event A Strike Of Lightning Without Rain In Everglades Causes Dense Smoke, Health Warnings http://wlrn.org/post/strike-lightning-without-rain-everglades-causes-dense-smoke-health-warnings <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(13, 52, 89); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">During smoky fires, officials encourage people to stay home. However, as a response to fire, birds tend to leave home.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:49:38 +0000 Carla Javier 33632 at http://wlrn.org A Strike Of Lightning Without Rain In Everglades Causes Dense Smoke, Health Warnings Critical Mass Coincides With Game Six Of Heat Playoffs Tonight http://wlrn.org/post/critical-mass-coincides-game-six-heat-playoffs-tonight <p>If you're driving through East Little Havana, West Miami, Flagami, West Flagler, West Little Havana, or downtown Miami Friday night, it's critical you take a look at the map below.</p><p>Starting at 6:30 p.m., hundreds of cyclists will gather at the Government Center downtown for Critical Mass in Miami, a group bike ride that happens in cities around the world on the final Friday of the month. The ride in Miami starts at 7:15 p.m.</p><p>Tomorrow is also Game Six of the NBA playoffs, which means traffic to see the Heat play the Pacers at the AmericanAirlines&nbsp;Arena will be dense.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 16:27:10 +0000 Selima Hussain 33122 at http://wlrn.org Critical Mass Coincides With Game Six Of Heat Playoffs Tonight Miami Beach Gets Ready For Urban Beach Week http://wlrn.org/post/miami-beach-gets-ready-urban-beach-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Memorial Day Weekend, hordes of people are expected to flock to Miami Beach for Urban Beach Week.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Apart from an enthusiastic crowd and a fun time, this means traffic.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But fear not. Police have employed a traffic and safety plan that will go into effect starting Friday at 7 a.m. until Tuesday at 7 a.m. The hope is to keep the flow of traffic moving.</span></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 18:05:13 +0000 Selima Hussain 32627 at http://wlrn.org Miami Beach Gets Ready For Urban Beach Week Train Is The New... Train? I-95 Traffic Helps Resurrect Old Miami Rail http://wlrn.org/post/train-new-train-i-95-traffic-helps-resurrect-old-miami-rail <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I-95 misery has bent Henry Flagler's railroad tracks full circle.</span></p><div><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Long ago, passenger trains on lines Flagler built turned a community called Fort Dallas, pop. 300, into Miami. Then cars on I-95 turned Miami into the Miami metropolitan area, driving a stake into Flagler passenger trains along the way. Now, in a historic swing of the pendulum, that same highway system may be resurrecting Flagler passenger service.</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:12:29 +0000 Kenny Malone 31007 at http://wlrn.org Train Is The New... Train? I-95 Traffic Helps Resurrect Old Miami Rail If You Thought The Driving Was Crazy, You Didn't Know About I-95's Drug-Smuggling Years http://wlrn.org/post/if-you-thought-driving-was-crazy-you-didnt-know-about-i-95s-drug-smuggling-years <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Like many born in the '</span>50s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Interstate 95 had some </span><i style="line-height: 1.5;">pretty </i><span style="line-height: 1.5;">wild days in the </span>1970s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:11:13 +0000 Kenny Malone 30663 at http://wlrn.org If You Thought The Driving Was Crazy, You Didn't Know About I-95's Drug-Smuggling Years Trying To Free Up 95 Express, FDOT Prices 'Lexus Lanes' At Lamborghini Rates http://wlrn.org/post/trying-free-95-express-fdot-prices-lexus-lanes-lamborghini-rates <p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:17:35 +0000 Kenny Malone 28580 at http://wlrn.org Trying To Free Up 95 Express, FDOT Prices 'Lexus Lanes' At Lamborghini Rates Lieutenant Governor Visits PortMiami For Update On Tunnel Progress http://wlrn.org/post/lieutenant-governor-visits-portmiami-update-tunnel-progress <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sometimes it seems like construction projects around South Florida never end. One major project, however, is getting close. Lieutenant&nbsp;Governor Carlos </span>Lopez-Cantera<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> visited </span>PortMiami<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this week to tour the tunnel being built there. He says in about 80 days, your commute downtown could get a little shorter.</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:23:30 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 28572 at http://wlrn.org Lieutenant Governor Visits PortMiami For Update On Tunnel Progress Move To Stop New Red-Light Cameras Gets Green Light http://wlrn.org/post/move-stop-new-red-light-cameras-gets-green-light <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>New red light cameras would no longer be allowed under a wide-ranging transportation proposal that received the go-ahead Thursday from a House subcommittee.<br /><br />But a roadblock may be ahead for the measure, which was approved in a 10-3 vote by the Transportation &amp; Highway Safety Subcommittee.<br /> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:44:16 +0000 Jim Turner -- News Service of Florida 26484 at http://wlrn.org Move To Stop New Red-Light Cameras Gets Green Light Devilish Commute: How South Florida Lives With I-95 http://wlrn.org/post/devilish-commute-how-south-florida-lives-i-95 <p></p><p>The U.S. Census 2006-2010 American Communities Survey says the most popular commute is, by far, from Broward to Miami-Dade County. It estimates 125,000 make that drive to work every day.</p><p>For nearly an hour and a half, Broward-to-Dade commuters sit on Interstate 95's crowded lanes, some investing in express-lane tolls while others face the red-eyed inertia of cars ahead.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 06:30:06 +0000 Kenny Malone & Maria Murriel 26382 at http://wlrn.org Devilish Commute: How South Florida Lives With I-95 Express-Lane Congestion Elicits Toll Hikes On I-95 http://wlrn.org/post/express-lane-congestion-elicits-toll-hikes-i-95 <p>Life in the fast lane is more popular, more expensive and more congested than ever.<br /><br />The Florida Department of Transportation says entry into the <a href="http://www.95express.com/faq/about-95-express" target="_blank">95 Express</a> lanes ranges from $0.25 to a $7.00 maximum, meaning drivers can only be charged up to that amount depending on how many tolls they pass on one trip. The system’s "dynamic tolling" increases prices as the lanes get more congested. By driving up prices, traffic is driven back into the general-purpose lanes, easing congestion on the express lanes. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 01:23:46 +0000 Kenny Malone 25403 at http://wlrn.org Express-Lane Congestion Elicits Toll Hikes On I-95 The Environmental Cost Of South Florida's Car Culture Could Be Negated By Bikes http://wlrn.org/post/environmental-cost-south-floridas-car-culture-could-be-negated-bikes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a state that is noted for its dedicated car culture, it seems a given that residents and tourists would benefit from any measurable decrease in road congestion, car exhaust, and air pollution.&nbsp;</span>As <a href="http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bikemonth/" target="_blank">National Bike Month</a> winds down and South Florida, communities make moves to become more bike friendly, it pays to talk about the potential environmental impact of having more bicycles and less cars on Florida's roads.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 10:02:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 14429 at http://wlrn.org The Environmental Cost Of South Florida's Car Culture Could Be Negated By Bikes Winners Of Our 'That's So Miami' Poetry Contest http://wlrn.org/post/winners-our-thats-so-miami-poetry-contest <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Love or hate Miami, the subject inspired so many beautiful, thoughtful and sometimes even funny verses for our "That's So Miami" project. It was impossible for us to pick the best. &nbsp;So we asked you to do it! &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Based on your online votes, here are the five category winners and their poems:&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>Best Ode to Miami&nbsp;Spanglish&nbsp;- Lauren Fernandez, Miami</u></strong></p> Wed, 01 May 2013 11:38:07 +0000 Daniel Rivero & Elaine Chen 13288 at http://wlrn.org Winners Of Our 'That's So Miami' Poetry Contest We Really Love Driving! Vote For The Best 'Traffic Ballad' http://wlrn.org/post/we-really-love-driving-vote-best-traffic-ballad <p></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:31:00 +0000 Daniel Rivero 12939 at http://wlrn.org We Really Love Driving! Vote For The Best 'Traffic Ballad' Study Makes It Clear: SoFla Traffic Is Terrible http://wlrn.org/post/study-makes-it-clear-sofla-traffic-terrible <p></p><p>Researchers at the Texas Transportation Institute have quantified what most South Florida drivers already know deep in their guts: they are wasting more time, money and gasoline than ever sitting in worsening traffic.</p><p><a href="http://mobility.tamu.edu/ums/">The bottom line for the average commuter </a>in 2011: 47 hours standing still behind the wheel, an increase of an hour over the previous year.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 8867 at http://wlrn.org Study Makes It Clear: SoFla Traffic Is Terrible