Miami 21 reaches for a livable city

Green Mobility Network commends the City of Miami for its visionary attempt, through Miami 21, to make the city more walkable – and thus more livable for residents and visitors of all ages and physical abilities.

We also welcome the beginning that this document makes toward providing for bicycling on a par with other modes of transportation.

We look forward to the day when Miami 21, along with a Miami Bicycle Master Plan and a citywide Complete Streets policy, become the foundation of a greener, healthier and more attractive community, one built for people more than for motor cars – a community we all will be proud to call home.

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As of this writing, this land use plan is merely a proposal (though much-discussed and heavily revised in the past couple of years). The City Commission takes it up today on first reading. The city’s planners provide further information at http://www.miami21.org/. There’s good background and reporting from Andres Viglucci in The Miami Herald at http://www.miamiherald.com/news/miami-dade/story/1171642.html?storylink=pd .