Friends of the Ludlam Trail - Meetings

Please attend one of these meetings which will decide the fate of Ludlam Trail.

Tuesday, September 23rd - 6pm
Kendall Community Council
Kendall Village Center Civic Pavilion - 8625 SW 124 Avenue

Monday, September 29th - 6pm
North Central Community Council
MLK Plaza - 2525 NW 62 Street

Tuesday, September 30th - 6:30pm
Westchester Community Council
Ruben Dario Middle School - 350 NW 97 Avenue

"Friends of the Ludlam Trail urges you to attend one of three upcoming Community Council meetings (listed below) where the future of the Ludlam Trail may be in question. FECI is seeking an amendment to the Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) that will upzone the land and allow over 2,000 residential units to be built directly on the corridor. If this actually gets built it will have substantial impacts on traffic, community services, and the environment.

To make this palatable, FECI proposes to reserve a trail corridor (barely wide enough for a narrow path and a tree and drainage) IF somebody else will come along and buy that land from them and IF somebody else will build the trail at 100% community expense.

Despite the grand scope of this proposal, there has been NO public planning process or outreach yet, nor has any plan been presented publicly that explains the project!

The proposal leaves many questions in the minds of FOLT members. What happened to the rail-to-trail that was proposed by the County Parks and Recreation Department? How can the land be rezoned with no master plan or public process? Review the proposal by following this link and let us know what you think.

We urge FECI to withdraw its application this cycle and work together with the community to draft a consensus plan that works for everyone involved."

Email the Mayor and let him know you want a linear park and trail.


1 comment

  1. Last night I stood behind a long line of people at the Community Council Meeting for The Ludlam Trail to speak on behalf of responsible planning with an excellent trail befitting a world class city and tourist mecca, Miami. The applicants said they desired a world class trail, yet showed images of a marginal path, and admitted that the trail could be as little as 10' wide.

    Out of the many bike advocates, runners, and bike commuters I know we have, hardly any showed up.

    The applicant request is to zone the land "pink," (accommodating 2600) units, with no clear idea of how their proposal looks, and hence, the trail as an afterthought with little consequence in their proposal.

    The Ludlam Trail would link to the Underline and the Snapper Creek Trail, would connect US 1 and Dadeland/South Miami/ Pinecrest to the vicinity of Miami International Airport, and is the one chance to largely boost cycling/recreation /transit use in the region on an urban trail. The next community council meetings will be on Monday, Sept 29, 6pm at MLK Plaza (2525 NW 62 St) and Tuesday, Sept 30, 6:30 pm at 350 NW 97 Ave (Ruben Dario Middle). If you care about the future of trails, responsible development and design and process, you must speak up!


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