A look at the bike path upgrade

Before and after rending of bike path east of Purdy.

With construction starting next week, we finally got our hands on some renderings of the mix-use path planned for the Collins Canal-Dade Boulevard corridor.

It looks a little less exciting than described (I’m not sure what they mean by “elevated” in the written descriptions) but it definitely will provide a safe path for walking and running and biking and strollering.

Some blog commenters anticipated something like the HiLine in New York City; if that’s your expectation, this is a big disappointment. But if you want a way to run to the beach without taking your life in your hands this will work nicely.

Here's the stretch where landscaping was an issue.

The second rendering highlights the before and after view along Dade Boulevard across from Publix, where tree activists complained landscaping was inadequate. You can see there is little but scrub there now.

But in other areas, the plan calls for some really nice landscaping, as the last rendering shows. Thanks to the city of Miami Beach for providing these to share.

Before and after of mixed-use path near Meridian.

3 responses to “A look at the bike path upgrade

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