I have biked just about everywhere in Florida, including the roads of South Florida in the Miami area. So I can relate to this New Times story about cycling in Miami. In most cases, you can swap "Tampa" for "Miami" in this story because there are so many similarities as far as those cities' disinterest in making city roads safer and wider for bicyclists.
Miami New Times story
A compelling quotation from the story:
Ochoa's theory is that cars have isolated Americans from each other, especially in Miami. "Here people drive all the time, and it makes them lonely," he says. "It's like a cloud of loneliness hanging over the city."