For Immediate Release
January 26, 2016
Contact: Nicole Singletary
Miami Lakes, FL - The Town of Miami Lakes was awarded $85,000 to use toward our Greenways and Trails project running along 77th Court as part of the 2015 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) cycle. This new greenway will be added to the Town to complement existing and planned greenways.
With a goal of a comprehensive, interconnected greenways and trails system in Miami Lakes, this greenway will be a major part of the network of shared-use paths. The 1.17 mile multi-purpose greenway trail will extend south on NW 77 Court from NW 154th Street to the future dog recreation area, as well as providing links to Miami Lakes Drive/NW 154th Street, nearby 87th Avenue, and, local bus stops. Shared-use paths are planned to be 10-12 feet wide to accommodate two-directional travel for both bicyclists and pedestrians.
The trail is part of the Town’s Greenways and Trails Master Plan providing residents with multiple, easily-accessed trails to use for alternative modes of transportation. A broader network of multi-use paths will improve mobility for bicyclists and allow bicyclists to take advantage of Miami-Dade Transit’s Bike & Ride program.
This concentrated effort to maximize alternative modes of transportation and reduce the need for single-occupancy vehicle trips will result in public safety improvements, reduction of air pollution and current traffic congestion.