Category Archives: Planning and Environment

Which will it be—a “Lexus lane” toll road or maybe someday a train?

Thanks to crusading Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner, the village of Pinecrest will hold a town-hall meeting Wednesday, Nov. 14, with officials from the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority to discuss the future of the busway adjacent to U.S. 1 south of Dadeland. The meeting will take place from 7-9 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd,

One scenario for the busway under consideration is to turn it into a toll road. According to Lerner, that would preclude ever extending Metrorail south from Dadeland. “I want to start a dialogue,” Lerner told the Miami Herald. “The general public is completely unaware of what’s being prepared.” According to the Herald, Lerner and others have been pushing for more transit options for U.S. 1 south of Dadeland Mall, which is where Metrorail ends.

Build a Bridge and They Will Come

After years of planning, Miami-Dade County is installing a bicycle-pedestrian bridge at Cocoplum Circle. The bridge is at the southern end of the five-mile Commodore Trail, which begins just south of the Rickenbacker Causeway toll plaza. Monitoring of improvements and advocacy on behalf of the Commodore Trail was one of Green Mobility Network’s earliest priorities—and has continued to be a priority for our volunteers and advocates since 2005. Click here to read more about the bridge project.