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The Ludlam Trail: Florida's Next Great Trail?

The proposed Ludlam Trail provides a unique opportunity to develop a 6.2-mile multi-use trail through the heart of Miami-Dade County within the former Florida East Coast railway right-of-way. The trail will provide a safe dedicated and direct route for cyclists and pedestrians to schools, parks, work and shopping. The trail can connect more than 34,000 people within a half-mile, walkable service area to five greenways, five schools, four parks and two transit hubs.

The Ludlam Trail Design Guidelines and Standards report provides both specific guidance for the design of the Ludlam Trail and general guidance for urban trails within Miami-Dade County, including illustrated graphics. It is based on a transparent, methodical approach to planning an urban trail that includes research of official documents, evaluation of comparable trails, best practices principles, lessons learned, recommendations and standards, and design guidelines. 

For additional information, please view the recently completed report and executive summary developed by the AECOM and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in conjunction with the Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department (Note: these files will not copy or print). Please contact Mark Heinicke, MDPR project manager, at 305.755.7811 or mheinic2@miamidade.gov to obtain PDF files for printing or for further inquires on this project. 

This post was modified from its original version to include information on the Ludlam Trail Design Guidelines and Standards report. 


Posted Thu, Aug 19 2010 3:11 PM by Ken Bryan (RTC)

Comments

ellen starkman wrote re: The Ludlam Trail: Florida's Next Great Trail?
on Thu, Dec 16 2010 9:45 AM

hi, i just wrote asking about trails in the area.  where is this going to be located?  we have such flat easy riding but not enough bike paths - any others planned?

Stephen Miller (RTC) wrote re: The Ludlam Trail: Florida's Next Great Trail?
on Tue, Jan 11 2011 2:01 PM

Ellen,

I recommend taking a look at page six of the executive summary linked above to see a map of the Ludlam Trail's route:

www.railstotrails.org/.../ludlam_executive_summary.pdf

 

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