Create strictly enforced "Green Zones" within Miami-Dade's most congested business districts. During business hours or rush hours vehicles that are occupied with less than two people are restricted from entering within the boundaries of the zones, unless those vehicles are registered and are displaying an official Green Zone decal on the license tag and windshield. Registered vehicles would pay a yearly fee, which would be used solely on new mobility projects, similar to those ideas of the the Ford Challenge. Other uses would include: the construction of new bike paths and walkways, the planting of trees along existing walkways and bike paths, issuing vouchers to bike riders that may be used at bike shops that offer free bike safety classes and discounts on monthly transit passes, just to name a few. Vehicles found to be in violation of the Green Zone restriction will be cited by law enforcement with considerable fines. There would also be the creation of a one term only, bi-yearly elected, Citizens Mobility Authority (CMA.) The CMA would be made up of passionate, cause sharing, everyday citizens. The CMA would exist as a totally separate independent authority charged with overseeing the funds and creating and implementing new mobility projects countywide. Politically, the creation of the CMA would offer a great deal of cover for county elected officials from having to face backlash for implementing the Green Zones. Elderly car owners, vehicle owners with disabilities and residents living within Green Zone areas could register their vehicles at a discounted rate. Discounted rates could also be applied to company fleet vehicles, ride sharing and taxis that utilize the Green Zones during restricted hours. The entire budget would operate off of the funds generated by registrations and partial funds from citations. Funds would be used exclusively (100%) for CMA projects.
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