Excellent news for those walking, biking, and running in West Kendall.

In partnership with several County departments, Commissioner Juan C. Zapata has developed a West End Connectivity Master Plan to promote greenway connectivity and walkability to County parks, schools, libraries and business nodes in the area. These proposed improvements will connect with existing greenways and add approximately 15 miles of bike routes.

"A network of greenways and bike lanes will wind through District 11 under a plan developed by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Juan C. Zapata and County staff. 

The West End Connectivity Master Plan calls for about a dozen “priority projects” to link parks, libraries, schools and business nodes throughout the West End. The plan was developed with the assistance of the Miami-Dade County departments of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces; Public Works and Waste Management; Regulatory and Economic Resources; and Transit. 

“These improvements will promote connectivity throughout the West End through bike and walking paths, which will encourage more people to get out of their cars, enjoy the outdoors and stay fit,” said Commissioner Zapata, who is actively seeking funding to implement the plan. 

District 11 is the first County Commission district to develop a comprehensive greenspace master plan. The announcement of the plan, which will add approximately 15 miles of bike routes, coincides with March’s celebration of Florida Bike Month. The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee of the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Miami Urbanized Area unanimously approved a resolution on March 24 to support the plan." 

Among the proposed “priority” locations for greenway trails in the plan:
  • In the canal right-of-way along Southwest 137th Avenue between 96th and 104th streets 
  • Along the east side of Southwest 142nd Avenue from Kings Meadow Park to 104th Street 
  • Along Black Creek between Southwest 137th and 177th avenues