You’re invited to comment on plans being made for upgrading the Underline — long known as the M-Path — segment between Metrorail’s Douglas Road and Dadeland South stations. Use the tix link below to reserve your seat. It’s free.
You’re invited to comment on plans being made for upgrading the Underline — long known as the M-Path — segment between Metrorail’s Brickell and Douglas Road stations. Use the tix link below to reserve your seat. It’s free.
The Dutch planners and mobility gurus will focus Think Bike 2015 on Miami’s M-Path, the popular bike trail whose newest advocates are calling it The Underline. Come Jan. 12 for the kickoff session and return on the 15th for the reveal of the planning result. You should sign up at Eventbrite (link below).
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.
There’s a handsome two-page spread about the M-Path and its new bridge in the online South Miami Town Center Magazine . Publisher John Edward Smith is uniquely qualified to report on the path as he has been a frequent user and early advocate for it since its opening in 1983. To read the piece, click here and turn to page 32.
Riders head south on the Snapper Creek expressway bridge on the M-Path yesterday during our ride to celebrate completion of the M-Path Extension. A crew from Community Asphalt had completed finishing touches on the bridge earlier in the day, just in time to enjoy the riders’ cheers and waves. From 150 to 200 cyclists rode together from downtown Miami to Kendall, then enjoyed ice cream and homemade cake at Continental Park. Photo copyright Karin Sanders. Here also is video from Miami Bike Scene, which estimated the crowd at 125. Anyone care to count faces?