Miami Study to Connect Bikers and Pedestrians to Transit
Miami's Transportation Planning Organization is looking at how to connect biking and walking infrastructure with its public transit. The Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit or SMART plan, is looking at how to improve or connect a number of different trails like "…the Underline, a 10-mile linear park and urban trail below the Metrorail running from the Miami River north of the Brickell Metrorail station to the Dadeland Metrorail station; the 6.2-mile multi-use Ludlam Trail running parallel to and west of Ludlam Road from near Northwest Seventh to Southwest 80th streets; and the Miami River Greenway, a public pathway running about 5.5 miles on both sides of the river west from Biscayne Bay toward Miami International Airport," Jesse Scheckner reports for Miami Today.
The Transport Planning Organization has just purchased a former railroad line, "they unanimously green-lighted the purchase of the Ludlam Trail from Brightline owner Florida East Coast Industries, whose discontinued railroad corridor comprises the six-mile linear greenway," Scheckner writes. The development of that trail would connect bikers to two transit hubs, numerous schools, businesses and residences.