Updated plans for Ludlam Trail resolve some concerns

Upcoming Ludlam Days events:

October 24-25, Trail hands-on volunteer prep activity, Various Locations TBD

November 1, Bat Box installation and viewing party. Location TBA.

November 15, WHEELS Fat Tire Ride + Run Club along the LT

Ludlam Trail: From Grassroots to Treetops exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum; 285 Aragon Ave. Open now through January 2016

Ludlam Trail plan back on track

Miami Herald 10/2/15

The substantially reworked version, backed by FECI, neighborhood associations and the nonprofit Friends of Ludlam Trail, would restrict residential and commercial development along the former rail corridor, which runs 6.2 miles in a straight shot from Dadeland to Miami International Airport, to four “nodes” at major road intersections. That would leave three-quarters of the stretch of land, including all areas behind single-family homes, as open recreational space, planners say.

The county plan would also guarantee development of a continuous public bicycle and pedestrian pathway along the full length of the line if FECI goes ahead with development, satisfying neighbors and advocates who complained the original FECI plan would have allowed new construction to eat up much of the available land while doing little to ensure the promised trail would actually get built.

 

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