Marking the Greenway

MP 2136By January 1 we expect East Coast Greenway signs will have been installed on the full length of the M-Path, from SW 11th Street to Metrorail’s Dadeland South Station. This is a major milestone in Green Mobility Network’s support and advocacy for both the M-Path and the 2,900-mile bike route between Key West and northern Maine.

The signs are being installed by a contractor as part of an intersection improvement project that the state Department of Transportation is carrying out for Miami-Dade Transit. At the SW 62nd Avenue intersection shown here, for instance, a short realignment of the path avoids making riders take two 90-degree turns before entering the crosswalk near South Miami Hospital. Green Mobility Network advised extensively on the project during years of planning. We sponsored a visioning session in the Brickell neighborhood, reviewed and commented on drawings by Miami-Dade Transit’s trail planner, Kimley-Horn and Associates, offered written and oral suggestions on the plans, and organized rides on the M-Path to promote its use. So whether the M-Path keeps the name it’s had since Metrorail was opened, or gets one of the proposed new names, we are pleased and proud to see the current improvements that make travel safer and more convenient for bicyclists, runners, and walkers.

Meanwhile, county park planners are designing map and trail-courtesy signs that also are to be installed by the contractor.