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Miami-Dade Parks receives statewide recognition for its dedicated efforts to promote bicycling

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The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department has been selected to receive the Florida Bicycle Association (FBA) 2017 Supporting Agency of the Year Award, for it's dedicated efforts to promote bicycling.

FBA will present the award to Miami-Dade Parks during the Miami-Dade Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting, on Tuesday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m., at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center, Room 18-4.

Becky Afonso, FBA Executive Director said in her notification to Miami-Dade Parks: “Your efforts and achievements for bicyclists is shaping our vision for Florida to be a state where bicycling is safe, respected, and encouraged as a means of transportation and recreation.”

Miami-Dade Parks’ partner Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation, won FBA Supporting Agency of the Year in 2016. For a complete list of past and current FBA award recipients, visit the web page.

Miami-Dade Parks Director Maria Nardi said: “It is a great honor for Miami-Dade Parks to receive the prestigious FBA award and be acknowledged for our dedicated efforts to promote bicycling.  We are proud to be making great strides in developing and improving parks and pathways throughout the county, so they are safe and accessible to everyone.”

Working toward the goal of building a bicycle-friendly Florida, FBA acts as the voice for all bicyclists in the state, helping to advance their needs and interests and provide educational information on safely sharing roadways and paths.

About Miami-Dade Parks:

Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique parks and recreation systems in the world and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness and Conservation and Stewardship. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.

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