Need a place to stay at WHEELS Event in South Miami?

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If you are planning to attend the WHEELS Florida Green Mobility Event in South Miami, and are interested in sharing an apartment, please contact Maggie at boldvisions dot com.    Two women are sharing an apartment and seeking a third roomate.  The cost would be $150 for the 4 nights of the WHEELS Event, November 11 - 15.  

ECGA Summit at WHEELS

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A recent article in the Miami Herald highlights the East Coast Greenway Alliance Summit as part of the WHEELS Green Mobility Event. 

Summit will kick off major car-free event to promote the use of bicycles and mass transit

ALFONSO CHARDY

 

The Network Effect in Action - C2C Connector meets East Coast Greenway

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The Network EffectThe "Network Effect" says that in any network, the more connections the more users, and the more users the higher the value of the network as a whole.   The Coast to Coast Connector is the perfect example of the network effect, and it will be fascinating to watch the usage and value explode over the next few years.   

We all know trails that are like the top image at right - they go from point A to Point B, and they get traffic from people who want to go between A and B, plus some people just out for exercise or pleasure.  But as soon as you connect a few more points, all of a sudden you get a lot more traffic. Say you add 3 points as shown in the middle image - you might expect to see 3 times the usage... but in fact you get 10 times the usage! Add a few more points and you get the explosion of usage and value in the bottom image.  That's the network effect.  

The Coast to Coast Connector connects the East Coast Greenway with the Gulf Coast, tieing in some of Florida's greatest trails, like the West Orange, the Withlacoochee, the Van Fleet and the Pinellas. When complete this trail network will be one of the largest and most scenic anywhere. As is true with any network - more connection points means more usage, more postive impact, and more value.  

The Coast to Coast Connector shares large segments of the St Johns River to Sea Loop, which shares a large segment of the East Coast Greenway.  So now the connections are not just with other trails in Florida, but all the way up the East Coast as Far as Maine!  It also shares large segments of  the West Orange Trail, the Pinellas Trail and other existing and emerging trails.  This reduces costs and increases the value of all the trails.

WHEELS Press Release

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‘WHEELS’ UNITES THOUSANDS OF SOUTH FLORIDIANS READY TO GET OUT OF THEIR CARS FOR LOCAL TRAVEL

Five-day event series to include guided and self-led bike rides, walks, runs, green mobility conference, family festival, street party

Miami Trail Hub

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Downtown Miami is becoming a hub of trails.Downtown Miami is becoming a hub of trails. This conceptual sign could stand next to the All Aboard Station, where by end of the decade trains (that carry bikes free) will also arrive along a new coastal route that will reach up to Jupiter. 

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