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Ludlam Trail: Design Guidelines and Standards

The purpose of the Ludlam Trail Design Guidelines and Standards is to provide specific guidance for the design and development of the Ludlam Trail and provide general guidelines and standards for urban trails and paths throughout Miami-Dade County by building upon the Miami-Dade County Parks and Open Space System Master Plan and its Great Greenways, Trails and Water Trails vision.

These guidelines and standards were developed to work in concert with other regional and specific studies and planning efforts. In addition, these guidelines and standards intend to inform decision makers on future designs of urban trails and paths within Miami-Dade County. Eight study areas were identified along the Ludlam Trail corridor based on a number of opportunities, and a desire to highlight representative areas which demonstrate unique and common issues designers will face while planning the Ludlam Trail. Each study area was selected for a combination of existing conditions at Ludlam corridor or on other trail corridors through Miami-Dade County. Each study area was observed in detail, researched and analyzed for best practices principles, lessons learned and recommendations.

The needs of a wide variety of users were identified and consolidated into a set of recommendations and standards for the Ludlam Trail and urban trails in general. The end product is a detailed graphical plan, section, and illustrative perspective for each detail study area that provides provide decision-makers, engineers and designers with design guidelines for Ludlam Trail that can be used as a general resource on other paths throughout Miami-Dade County.

May 2010.

Prepared by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, AECOM and Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department.

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