City of Miami and Miami Beach make hundreds of thousands from Citi Bikes and have yuge infrastructure in place. Miami Springs doesn-t make a penny even though the bike companies pay nothing for infrastructure and the City of Miami Springs incurs soft costs as-sociated with the bikes. Trump would demand a better deal. The bike deal is bad. FREE rent of our public spaces and no payments. That-s just dumb for the city, albeit a great deal for the bike rental companies.
Stop the madness. Get out of the bike scooter business completely. The city has absolutely no need for this hairbrained idea. We are not a huge metropolis that requires such items cluttering our streets and residential areas.
Bike share company Ofo left an unwelcome parting gift as it exited the Dallas market: a heap of hundreds of its banana-yellow bikes. A photo of the m ive pile went viral, prompting questions about who is responsible for the rental bikes — and the fate of similar bike-share ventures in other cities.
"Terrible," Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said in a tweet that featured a photo by Robert Vandling, who spotted the tangle of bikes at a collection center run by CMC Recycling American.
The recycling center "purchased the irreparable bikes as scrap metal," CMC-s Public and Investor Relations Manager Susan Gerber said in a statement to NPR.
Ofo bikeshare bikes are piled up at a Dallas recycling center on Friday after the company decided to exit the market.
Courtesy of Ian Linna
Based in Beijing, Ofo abandoned the Dallas market in July. As member station KERA reports, "It-s one of three bike-share companies that have left Dallas since late June, when City Council approved regulations that require companies to get permits and pay the city per bike or scooter."
“As a still-young startup, our company has decided to focus our energy on a single product line — electric scooters — to better deliver a high-quality experience for our users,” Brian No, Spin’s head of public policy said in an email. “As you know well, the dockless mobility industry has been pretty dynamic and fast-changing, with a shift toward electric-powered modes like scooters, which we have seen are roughly 10 times more popular than traditional bikes when it comes to usage.”
Not all dockless bikes are disappearing from the Magic City. Despite a name change earlier this year from LimeBike, a Lime spokesperson told the Herald there is no plan to pull its bikes from Miami-Dade. Since arriving in the county last summer, Lime says nearly 160,000 rides have been taken on either bikes or scooters.
Following ofo’s lead is San Francisco-based Spin, which confirmed this week that they would be pulling its bikes out of Miami-Dade. The city of Miami Springs, one of the cities with which Spin had an operating agreement, announced the company’s departure in a statement.
That new product: electric scooters. Once the appropriate legal parameters are in place, that is.
Yes, the city of Miami and the city of Coral Gables did kick out the same type of electronic scooters from their respective city limits in June, saying new regulations were needed to allow them to be operated safely. Without the safety rules, the scooter operations violated Florida statutes.
Earlier this month, China-based ofo, the company whose yellow bikes ignited the global dockless craze in the first place, announced it would be pulling out of most of its North American markets, including Miami. The issue: competition.
thats why you dont interuppt the food chain. There is a reason for every life form. But this particular uneducated resident who are buddy buddy with Zavier dont get it. They remove and kill any wildlife in site. And they are constantly fumigating.
You know what one animal helps to reduce Gators? Raccoons. Raccoons are notorious for eating gator eggs. Who was the one who killed the raccoons? Now, we-re seeing an increase in Gators. Gee. I wonder why.
I HIGHLY doubt a Gator will find its way back if its relocated far up north and deep in the everglades. This is another BS from FWC. And this mind set needs to change. They do not deserve this automatic death sentence. Thanks to one of Zaviers uneducated friends the gator is now dead.
Wouldnt it have been nice if Mr Espino and buddies wouldve brought there business ideas to the Springs 36st etc.... But its taken else where with an extension of Jrs Burgers. ANd what do we get a beautiful grey dentist building where you can experience patients getting the mouth drilled and cleaned while eating at Burritoville or just walking by.
They are no where to be found. Maybe they are tak their daily bike tour ride around the springs, eating, talking, laughing. I have yet to see any task force on Curtiss stopping vehicles for speeding. The Dept is a complete waste.
on June 8 the IRS filed a $198,672.75 federal tax lien with the Miami-Dade County Recorder-s Office for unpaid back taxes.
Records show that the mayor -- who said "please reduce our taxes" at a candidate-s forum before his April election -- owes back taxes in five of the past ten years:
In addition, a statement of financial interests filed by Garcia last January, when he campaigned for mayor, does not list any liabilities. Filers who do not have any liabilities or major debts must write "none" or "n a" on the form, according to the instructions. This section of Garcia-s form was left blank.
Garcia has been the subject of recent New Times stories. One showed that he owes $323,040.21 on his home that is in foreclosure and which he purchased in 2001 for $167,000.
If the last post is true, surely the city is going to require timely pickup of the discarded bikes. This would eliminate the bikes abandoned all over the city and neighboring communities as has been happening in the past.
According to the City Manager, William Alonso: “Once Council approves the agreement at Monday’s meeting, then we will have them start bringing in bikes. They will operate between 50-100 bikes citywide depending on usage…None of these bike share companies compensate the cities. However they ume all costs of repairs. maintenance, liability, and positioning of their bikes within the city.”
It’s still unclear what kind of regulations Miami lawmakers will ultimately pursue. Some cities have capped the number of bikes per operator while others have mandated “lock-to” mechanisms to secure bikes to objects like trees and light posts. One possible “solution” setting aside designated parking areas would, in effect, defeat the whole purpose of a dockless system, noted Miami New Times author Brittany Shammas.
Miami-Dade’s latest move to crack down on rogue dockless bikes isn’t the only recent iniative by local officials to reign in personal mobility companies. Last month, attorneys with the City of Miami issued cease and desist letters that cited violations in state laws and safety concerns to scooter-share operators. The move prompted companies Lime and Bird to pull their scooters—at least temporarily—from the Miami market. Similar regulatory battles over scooter programs are taking place in San Francisco and Santa Monica, California.
As Miami’s dockless bike-share programs continue to grow in both size and popularity, Miami-Dade lawmakers are aiming to more tightly regulate the industry in an effort to clamp down on bad behavior like blocking sidewalks.
County commissioners voted in favor of three such measures on Tuesday, reported Miami New Times. The resolutions call for increased enforcement—including $100 fines for obstructing the public right of way—as well as new studies to explore regulatory options.
Unlike Citibikes, which requires riders to return to a locking station after each trip, dockless operators like as Lime and Ofo allow users to pick up and drop off their bikes essentially anywhere. Unused bikes are tracked-down and electronically activated using an app.
While the flexibility afforded by a lack of fixed stations is arguably dockless bike share’s biggest advantage, it is also the source of much anxiety. The struggle to keep stray bikes from crowding the public way and blocking key infrastructure like accessibility ramps is an ongoing challenge and not unique to South Florida.
So-called “dockless fails” showing bikes piled in the sidewalks, lodged in trees, and dunked in the ocean have been well-do ented on social media.
No one should be insulting others on here. But expressing views and opinions is what this forum is about. I happen to like the dentist that bought the building on Curtiss. I recognize that he spent a lot of money on redoing the building. I wish him the best with a successful practice. But my opinion along with others is that while it may be his right the finished product doesn-t add anything to aesthetics. The building looks like one of those old homes with siding. Not meant as an insult, just what I see. As the city tries to advance a new and more attractive look to the entrance I do not think that the new Apple building does much in that regard. Maybe codes should have required a more MS look and architecture. While I recognize his right to move a business I am also disappointed that the business wasn-t something like a shop or restaurant that would help with revitalizing the downtown area. Again, I respect rights but I also have a right as others do to their opinions.
Wow, it never fails, in every city there is that one cave dwarf troll who is constantly shaming people here and telling them how they should live their lives. This person must be a sad and lonely racist sole, envious of other people and most likely liberal fool. Stop telling people how to live their lives or run their business. No body cares for you opinion, specially the doctor who has decided to built his business here which will benefit all of us. You are a mental midget who gives the residents of this beautiful city a bad name.
I have lived in the Springs for many years and was very satisfied with it until I visited this site. So much hate and envy from some people. i think the good Doctor is doing well for our little City. I wish more businesses and homes would invest and improve some of the dilapidating buildings. The building is a refreshing site at the entrance of our little town. What do you want those fake columns or the fake pueblo which was a gimmick by Glenn Curtiss development? Just like he did for Opalocka with the moorish look. Pueblo is for the Southwest desert. We are in sunny Florida. Good luck to Apple Dentist. Thank you for improving Miami Springs.
For all those complaining about the look. It-s a free country. You have the right to any opinion. However, for those demanding the city do something, you are a freedom hater. We live in a free society. If you want government to run your life, go to Cuba. If you really really don-t like it, make the Apple Dental Group an offer they can-t refuse and why don-t you use your wealth and treasure to build something you like. Of course, if you don-t have enough wealth and treasure to build your own perfect building, you should focus on building your own wealth so you too can build what you want. Otherwise, STFU.
REALLY, IT LOOKS BAD??? WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? IF THAT LOOKS BAD THEN WE NEED MORE BAD IN MIAMI SPRINGS.SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO JUST KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES.GREAT LOOKING BUILDING. WISHING THEM ALL THE BEST.
Libertards, please stop telling people how they should design their building. Take your ideas and shove them where the sun don-t shine. This is not Cuba, we live in a democracy, besides the design looks awesome. but even if it did, it is not your business to tell people how to run theirs.
Code enforcement cannot enforce who parks in a private parking lot, the property owner would have to call police to take any action. This is not a Code issue, get your facts before you post misinformation
Drive into the Office Depot parking lot and you see it being used as a Taxi waiting area for the "Adult Motel" across the street. The Pollo Tropical parking lot is insufficient and connected to the Office Depot parking; you take your life into your own hands transversing that parking lot. There is ABSOLUTELY NO CODE ENFORCEMENT IN THAT AREA and it has become "Skid Row Central" Talking about the "Broken Window Effect"; it is shameful.
This city has been playing the See no Evil with Eldron and also 36th. They know the more run down they let it go, the higher the probability the citizens will let them do as they please. For 20 years citizens have brought this to their attention.
Be careful of what you wish for in that strip by 777 Curtiss. At least for the time being it is relatively low density; however, if some developer gets a hold of it, tears it down and makes a mega-hotel there we are screwed. We have already experienced the effects of these hotels on 36 St and it would behoove us to be very vigilant with the decisions our elected officials make pertaining to further developments and the consequences in increased traffic flow, traffic and quality of life FOR THE RESIDENTS!
I think it looks great and its the first building you see coming into the springs from incoming bridge. As an owner of a building near by, I appreciate the renovations. Congratulations to Apple Dentist and their staff.
If Apple Dental is making giving you concerns, you really need to see what-s going on through 36 street. It-s cheap hotel central with everything that comes along with it. Prostitution. Pimps. Drugs. Crime. Etc. Apple Dental is great. Looks great and is adding to the community. the hotels on the other hand are a disgrace.
Man, I think it looks great, but that-s life. Everyone likes different things. For me, I think it-s an improvement. You think it looks horrible. Here-s some more breaking news. I bet you and your partner probably have some differences. There-s something they like that you do not like. Shocker. Different people have different opinions. WOW! Mind blown! It-s private property and as long as it-s to code, I really don-t care. It-s not like they opened up a sex motel or opened up a strip club. AppleDental is all good.
1180 NIGHTINGALE AVE. is this what we want our city to turn into. Backyard COMPLETELY paved and a RV where people are living in it. This is why we need stronger enforcement and we need to adjust our codes
Well, I see someone is off their meds and is back on here trashing our police.
How about or streets? North and South Royal are a mess, to say nothing of Westward and South Dr. With the taxes that we pay we should NOT have to drive on 3rd world streets.
I don-t care if he-s fat or skinny. I don-t care if he-s straight or . I don-t care if he-s a republican or democrat. I do care that he-s a scammer. I do care about corruption. I do care about our money blown away so that he can siphon off money on the back end. This election should be about cleaning up the corruption.
Some saying we need more Police! Are you kidding me ?!? We need our current police and including the chief FIRED !!! And hire police that take their jobs SERIOUSLY. They are not doing crap and that is why there are so many problems in our city. Its embarr ing and we can not tolerate this any more. Time to vote candidates that have balls and clean this dept up.
Fat boy calls himself a foodie and it shows. Besides, it-s American sport to make fun of politicians. Whether it-s "Orange" Trump, "Little" Marco, or "Fat Boy" Americans are free to ridicule politicians as much as they want. It-s great to be an American.
Obviously written by his wife or children ! He spent too much money on the things the City received! Projects are overpriced and rushed. (Wonder why). As for him taking to people. As long as you agree with him he is fine but once you state a difference of opinion he responds by calling you liars and names. I’f you dint believe me look back at the council meetings for proof or loon at what he has posted on Miami sori ha face book page Calling people names. This is NOT the type of person to run our city.
Well you could be right. He could win. He is so overweight that he is completely unrecognizable. He even has more than any female. Wonder if he wheres a bra 🤔? and on top of that he-s not aging well and is ugly as hell which that you can-t fix. So yeah he could win !
Guaranteed if he runs HE WILL WIN. If we are honest with ourselves, he did a great job. New rec center and a beautiful new pool. Not to mention a fabulous playground for kids. How many mayors you know have no problem answering calls? He’s personally met with me and my family and has always been available for his istance. Like it or not, he’s been great with the residents of this city. Personal issues aside, he did a great job and we all want him to run and WIN AGAIN!
No one will beat Garcia? Then there busy be a bunch of dumb a s s people living in springs !!! You get what you deserve if you vote this person back into office. It is mind boggling how anyone can vote for someone to run this city when he can’t even run his own finances !! It is public knowledge of all his problems with the irs etc etc
Swear this guy is a disgusting low life creep. Always making indirect comment about underage girls he photographs. This guy will be no where near my kids, not even a look. I will definately call the cops. Disgusting POS old man!!
CORRUPTION IS NEVER GOOD FOR THE CITY...EVEN THE MIAMI NEW TIMES KNOWS THIS: Take former Mayor Zavier Garcia. In 2011, it was revealed that he spent $19,000 from his campaign coffers on services from DRC Consulting, a company he happened to work for. The spending caught the attention of the public corruption unit at the state attorney-s office, which five years earlier had investigated the then-council member for the petty move of removing an enemy-s campaign signs. Garcia was let off the hook both times and reelected. He held the mayor-s office until just last year.
Is she running for mayor? I think she-s been very positive for our community. Not perfect...she did vote to allow Kobiakov to get the lower monthly rent, but at least she-s honest and not corrupt. I can-t say that for some of our past mayors.
Why don’t you knock on his door and ask him? Stop whining and crying and put up your big boy pants and if you want to acuse someone do it to their face. Oh you must be another Libertard, the same clown who goes in these sites to try and shame people. I know you’re afraid if you falsely acuse someone you will get punched in the face, I’ll tell you what, then go on Facebook to do it. I mean if you have the facts proof it coward. It’s very easy to be a whiner in this site. Man up or shut up.
Garcia might not be the most qualified, but I agree with the other post, he would win. He would win 100% specially against the ones who ran and lost miserably in the last elections. Like our national elections, we all really didn’t want Kilary, I mean Hilary to win so we had to vote for Trump.am I wrong here? Do you guys really wanted Suco to win, a guy that was known for being a little bully with the residents around Woodys? Really? Common people
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