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
A land developer has pledged that any development on the lot at 401-405 LeJeune Road will not encroach upon the M-Path!
The section of the Path that has been protected.
At the May 27 meeting of BPAC, the developer rolled out proposals to build a bank with a drive-through on the lot, which would have placed the flow of traffic directly onto the M-Path. GMN was there to represent the thousands of bicyclists and pedestrians to demonstrate their opposition, with BPAC members making it clear that safety is a priority and that any encroachment upon the M-Path was unacceptable. Representatives of Green Mobility Network, Friends of the Greenlink, Bike/Walk Coral Gables, Run Club Network, and Bike SoMi voiced their opposition and reiterated that the community will fight any further intrusion upon the M-Path.
The battle is not over yet, though! The developer will be re-appearing before BPAC in a month’s time. Although he has pledged to not encroach upon the M-Path, we have to stay vigilant and ensure that our safety is protected. Stay tuned to this blog for the latest news and important happenings with this story!
The City of Miami will be holding a public meeting on June 9 at 6 P.M. regarding the upcoming improvements to South Bayshore Drive. The project involves a widening and reconstruction of the road with drainage improvements, designated bike lanes and landscape improvements.
The City is looking for feedback from the community on this project and we will certainly be letting them know that we want to make Bayshore Drive a safe and fun place to walk, run, or bike! We will also be attending the public meeting and we hope you do the same; if you can’t attend, the city has set up an email address (ASKCIP@miamigov.com) for you to send your thoughts, comments, and ideas.
The M-Path is a 10.5-mile shared-use path that stretches from Downtown Miami to Dadeland South, and one of South Florida’s best bicycle and pedestrian amenities. It crosses 28 major roadways and runs through Brickell, Vizcaya, Douglas Road, UM and other key landmarks. However, it is in danger of being undermined.
A developer is seeking to build a parking lot, drive-through, and associated back-of-house functions at the corner of U.S.1 and LeJeune Road. This development would encroach upon the M-Path, making transportation more difficult for commuters, students, and all of us who use the path at this busy juncture. More importantly, it would put lives at risk: MPO data shows us that this sort of encroachment leads to more injuries and deaths for pedestrians and cyclists.
We need to do everything we can to protect ourselves by stopping this development or making sure that it involves a fair solution for pedestrians and cyclists. MDT will be holding a presentation on this proposed development at the BPAC meeting on Tuesday, May 27th at Government Center at 5:30 (check out our calendar for details). We urge you to attend the meeting and stand up for our interests! If you are unable to attend, you can help by contacting the Board of County Commissioners or Miami-Dade Transit and making your opposition known.
The FDOT will be holding a series of public hearings in the coming week regarding road redesign projects around the county. The first is about the economic, social, and environmental impacts of the proposed improvements to NW 47th Avenue, from NW 183rd St. up to Premier Parkway in Broward County. It will be held on Thursday May 22nd, at Florida Memorial University’s Conference Center (15800 NW 42 Ave) at 6 P.M This project is designed to provide additional roadway capacity to improve mobility and safety for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists alike.
Another meeting will be held on Thursday May 29th regarding the proposed improvements to NW 57th Avenue, from W 84th St. to NW 186th St. The project mostly involves repaving and restriping the road itself, and will also include improvements to pedestrian ramps and signalization equipment (push buttons). We hope to see you there! The meeting will be at Dade Christian School (6601 NW 167th St.) from 6-8 P.M.
We urge you to go make your voice heard! Encourage FDOT to make our roads more humane and pedestrian friendly!
Continue reading FDOT Project Meetings: Alton Road, NW 47 Avenue, NW 57 Avenue
The City of Miami Beach will be hosting a public workshop to discuss BIKE MIAMI BEACH, a holistic and comprehensive redesign of the Miami Beach street network to re-balance transportation priorities to take into account the concerns of pedestrians, cyclists, tree canopy advocates, and neighborhood associations. The plan will look at previous mobility, bicycle, pedestrian, and traffic safety studies and plans to inform how to best integrate bicycle travel into the transportation network. The Street Plans Collaborative will give a presentation on existing challenges and opportunities in the street network, and will host a mapping exercise where residents will draw their preferred routes for incorporation into the plan.
Date: Tuesday,May 13, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.
Place: Miami Beach Golf Club
2301 Alton Road
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
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Contact: Xavier Falconi, P.E., Transportation Planner, 305.673.7080, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.