Type: Bicycle Master Plan
Size: City-wide (49,631 population, 37.2 sq. miles)
The City Beautiful is truly a unique city in Miami-Dade County. Though it is not known for its bicycle or pedestrian infrastructure, in 2010 the City Commission took the historic decision to invest $400,000 in the expansion of bicycle facilities around the city. At that time, the city also embarked on an ambitious public works campaign to repave city streets and implement traffic calming projects around the city.
Created by Street Plans, the primary purpose of this study is to identify the projects that can be implemented with the initial $400,000 investment in the short term, while also identifying bicycle and pedestrian investments that can be made in the years ahead. For this initial investment, this study recommends the implementation of a bike lane along the most heavily used route in the city, from Salzedo in the downtown core, to University Drive, straight to the University of Miami Campus.
Over the long term, the proposed Coral Gables Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan envisions more than 27 miles of new or improved bikeways, sidewalks and crosswalks with a focus on inexpensive and practical projects. At present, the City of Coral Gables Bicycle network includes 9.1 miles of Bicycle Lanes, Shared Use Paths, and Greenways. Thus, this plan recommends a comprehensive expansion and diversification of facilities to expand the demographic of residents who bicycle. View the full plan HERE.