In an effort to continue to reduce speeding along a one mile stretch of Michigan Avenue, staff was able to add bike lanes along the roadway and make it a Complete Street. Stop Signs had also been installed in this area in an effort to reduce
speeding. Complete streets is a transportation policy and design approach that requires streets to be planned, designed, operated and maintained to enable safe, convenient and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities
regardless of their mode of transportation. The City has two other Complete Streets along Florida Avenue in Cocoa Village and Peachtree Street.
The bike lane runs from the City-owned portion of Michigan Avenue just past the Brevard Museum. The bike lane was created by narrowing an overly wide roadway and should help reduce speeding in this area. The addition of this bike lane also adds pedestrian safety since the north side of the roadway does not have sidewalks in this area.
The addition of this bike lane is also a future connection that will be part of the Space Coast Transportation and Planning Organization’s East Coast Greenway Route.