For Immediate Release
December 20, 2016
Contact: Nicole Singletary
Miami Lakes, FL -The Town of Miami Lakes was recently awarded additional funding from the 2016 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) cycle by the Miami-Dade County Metropolitan Planning Organization. The award, in the amount of $541,494, will be used to construct additional bicycle lanes and landscaped pedestrian walkways running along 146th Street between NW 89th and NW 87th Avenue.
In early 2016, the Town was also awarded $85,000 to use toward our Greenways and Trails project running along 77th Court (also as a TAP Grant). And recently in September- $40,000 from the MPO to assist with the design and development of the Complete Streets Implementation Plan.
These projects will complement existing and planned greenways addressed in the Town’s Greenways and Trails Master Plan. With a goal of a comprehensive, interconnected greenways and trails system in Miami Lakes, this greenway will be a part of the network of shared-use paths. 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. Enhancing mobility options in the Town is our number one priority as addressed in the Strategic Plan.
For more information about the Town’s Greenway and Trails Master Plan, please visit www.miamilakes-fl.gov/trails
For more information about the transportation initiatives, please visits www.miamilakes-fl.gov/mobiltiy