In partnership with several County departments, Commissioner Juan Zapata has developed a West End Connectivity Master Plan to promote greenway connectivity and walkability to County parks, schools, libraries and business nodes in the area. These proposed improvements will connect with existing greenways and add approximately 15 miles of bike routes. Bravo to District 11 for making the West End a future destination for safe and scenic biking, walking and running!
A pair of charrettes — community-based planning workshops — will be held in coming weeks to help neighbors of the proposed Ludlam Trail refine their vision of a world-class linear park extending 6.2 miles from Dadeland to the City of Miami’s westernmost neighborhood. The trail has been a dream for decades, and now Friends of the Ludlam Trail — an initiative of Green Mobility Network — is working hard to make the dream a reality. Continue reading Meetings to shape Ludlam Trail vision
Last week was a big week for parks in Miami-Dade with improvements to Paciencia Park in South Miami, and the grand opening of Ignrahm Park in Coral Gables.
A sidewalk was installed in Paciencia Park in South Miami by Miami-Dade Transit that connects the sidewalk to South Miami Station will help encourage safe and convenient walking and biking to transit. Miami-Dade Transit (MDT), along with Citizens for a Better South Florida also planted 8 trees and installed two park benches. We spoke to several commuters at the Park who were very happy to see the trail constructed and confirmed that it would make their daily commutes easier.
We commend Miami-Dade Transit and the City of South Miami for this initiative, and hope that similar improvements can be made all along the M-Path.
In Coral Gables, the city inaugurated the redesigned Ingraham Park, at the intersection of Ingraham Highway and Le Jeune Road. The park is the last of a three phase project that also included the construction of the shared-path bridge over the CG waterway, connecting the Commodore Trail project to the Old Cutler Trail. The newly redesigned park has misting machines, fitness equipment, and multiple benches. The City will also be connecting the park to the sidewalk on Edgewater Drive in an upcoming project, closing an important gap in the Commodore Trail.