As we cope with the reconstruction of roads and sidewalks and lighting on Belle Isle, the other Venetian Causeway islands, and the construction of the West Avenue bike path, we want to feel the inconvenience is worth it, the inevitable price you pay for progress.
And then you see the way Miami-Dade Public Works rebuilt the sidewalks in front of the Grand Venetian, 10 Venetian Way.
Brand new sidewalk. Terrific.
New light standards that match the character with the historic causeway. Excellent.
Light poles that block one-third of the sidewalk so a walker and someone pushing a stroller cannot pass each other.
As tennis bad boy John McEnroe would say, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
At last month’s Belle Isle Resident’s Association meeting, someone asked Miami Beach public works engineer Rick Saltrick about the design, and he said, basically: You gotta ask the county about that one.
Okay. We want to know, Miami-Dade Public Works. What could you possibly be thinking?