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  • Corinna Moebius

    When Calle Ocho was transformed from a 2-way into a 1-way street, the goal was to move bodies in vehicles as fast as possible from the suburbs to downtown. It is perhaps no surprise that this has led to the highest level of pedestrian deaths in Miami taking place on this corridor and on Flagler Street, a portion of which was also turned into a 1-way speedway for motorists. For far too long, Florida has maintained outdated transportation planning methodologies and processes that have resulted in the state as a whole having one of the absolute worst records of pedestrian fatalities in the nation. We residents of Little Havana demand better. We demand streets that are designed for people, including the residents OF Little Havana. We demand streets that foster a Main Street feel instead of treating our residents (and many tourists) as if we were bowling pins standing in a lane. This is unjust and unacceptable. As taxpayers we demand accountability and more sensible Complete Streets planning that involves LISTENING to the concerns of community stakeholders and true COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT in the early stages of transportation and planning processes.

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  • Steve Wright

    I moved to Miami to be part of the heritage of Little Havana. My household supports dozens of businesses on Calle 8. But its present conditions — tilted 100% in favor of speeding cars — make it totally unsafe for my wheelchair-using wife to cross. The time has come to humanize the heart of Calle 8.

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  • Anneliese Morales

    The current FDOT plan is completely unacceptable! Specifically, the lighting system and the signage. We can’t wait 2 years to put more crosswalks, either! More people will get hurt, and we also need this Phase of the project to take the needs of our community into further consideration, particularly for small business owners! The “My Calle 8” Design DOES this!

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  • Max Jaramillo

    Never, ever, trust the FDOT to do anything for the benefit of the people through whose communities their stroads and speedways are built. They talk “complete streets” but they are always token gestures.

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  • Arthur Porosoff

    I was at an art walk recently, in the sensational Main Street district of Little Havana. I witness a startling event, when a car sideswiped an elderly lady. There was no indication that the driver could have seen the lady based on the crosswalk and proper lighting. I hope that this once magnificent cultural street called Main Street will once again be able to offer the people of Miami a place to congregate unite and socialize in its historic setting.

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  • Madelaine Hevia

    Please help this go through and happen for all Miami residents and visitors.

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  • Carlos Trujillo

    It’s just not safe for cyclists and pedestrians alike.

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  • Mai

    Ciudad cosmopolita, artística, turística, playera, deportiva, social, innovadora, incluyente y por supuesto…bikefriendly. por la salud, mental y fisica, por, por la seguridad de ciudadanos y turistas, por el medio ambiente y la ecología .

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  • Darriell Givens

    I think this will be a big start to making Miami a more cyclist friendly city.

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  • Michelle Niemeyer

    I just wish this petition was entitled, “FDOT, get your highways out of all of our Miami neighborhoods!” Brickell, Main Highway in Coconut Grove, Biscayne Blvd, Calle Ocho, Flagler Street, Coral Way, Bird Road. Rampant suburban growth has not been matched with consideration of commuters’ needs for transportation options. Let’s hope this improves on a much broader scale, but I’m happy to start by showing my support here.

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  • Yisel Diaz

    I strongly believe this is a great idea for Miami, we are so connected to our cars, we are almost turning into machines. We need to socialize, interact, connect, and remember we are all human beings. It will also bring back a sense of community and culture and it will favor the economy as well.

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  • Vivian Rosado

    I think it will fundamentally change the neighborhood for the better.

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  • Juan Valdez

    I look forward to those afternoons during season that my family and I can walk the street and enjoy the roadway to get there! This is a much needed overhaul for this area and hopefully will inspire the same improvements throughout the city!

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  • Nelson Gomez

    Make Calle 8 what it was before!

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  • selva menendez

    Please make calle 8 pedestrian friendly and a historical neighborhood like it has been for many years, keep the memories alive. Thank you.

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  • selva menendez

    Please la calle 8 is an historical neighborhood for many years, keep the memories alive. Thank you.

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  • M. Diez

    Please bring back pedestrian access, safe, wide side walks for walking, baby carriages, socializing, as was the original design of all cities. Trolleys for mobility and park and ride parking areas far removed from Calle 8.
    The “bones” are already there, the Tower Theater, Ball and Chain are just the beginning. Peel back the cars and bring back the laid back ambiance and way of LIFE. Thank you!

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  • linn ahsberg

    Amazing idea, we need this!

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  • Dr. Raphael Perez-Blanco

    Coral Gables with Miracle Mile and Hialeah with Downtown Hialeah has been successful at this, why can’t we?

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  • art-berloga

    It’d pave the way for the revival of streets with historical and cultural significance like Calle Ocho.

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  • Santiago

    Es mejor para la cuidad . Para el medio ambiente y para el turismo

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  • Louis Martos

    I support this initatite 110%. Anything assitance with implement action count me in. Keep up the great work!

    Best regards,
    Louis

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