Ludlam Trail Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony: Giant Urban Park Will Span 5.6 Miles

Miami-Dade held a groundbreaking ceremony for a giant park known as Ludlam Trail.

Ludlam Trail is being built on what was formerly a Florida East Coast Railway that runs through the heart of densely populated areas of the county.

The trail begins just south of Miami International Airport, and runs all the way to the Kendall and Dadeland areas.

In total, Ludlam Trail will be 100-feet wide and run 5.6 miles, with a cost of $80 million.

There will be paths for walking, biking, and running, along with landscaping.

However, several pedestrian bridges needed where Ludlam Trail meets major roadways remain unfunded, according to Miami Today. The county is asking the state for funds.

Both the Ludlam Trail and the Underline are part of a much larger network of pedestrian and bike paths planned in the area, known as the Miami Loop.

The Miami Loop is planned to include a total of 225 miles of paths for pedestrians, runners, and bicyclists.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Finally! Now extend the Metromover and we will start looking like a major city!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I went to NY for the first time last week and I hate not having a car. After a few days tho it was pretty cool. Not sure Miami will ever be car free but I support more bike lanes and a pedestrian friendly city.

Anonymous
1 month ago

See! It only took one trip. People that oppose good public transportation are just close minded people that should be stepping out of their cars and onto planes to get exposed to other possibilities.

Someone that knows
1 month ago

I think you’re forgetting that Miami is not NYC. Sure it’s nice to take a stroll in Manhattan in beautiful 60 degree weather… now try doing the same holding grocery bags and walking at 90 degrees and 95% humidity.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Beautiful Manhattan 60 degree weather…. that they have 3 weeks a year of.

Manhattan has hot muggy summers like here, and long cold dreary winters not like here, and not much in between. Their weather is not a selling point for walking.

If you want 60 degrees year round move along the coast in California west of hwy 101.

60s are too chilly for me, give me 80s Miami weather.

Anonymous
1 month ago

There are ways to build around heat to make it better for people. I will admit that the wide black asphalt roads and the lack of shade trees you’re use to really don’t encourage too much walking but that can easily be alleviated. Give me shade and ill walk all day

1987
1 month ago

Humidity in a t-shirt and shorts is not a bad situation. Get human.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The thing is, if we had good public transportation, it would benefit car drivers just as much because there would be a whole train full of people who otherwise would have been stuck on the road with you. It’s a win win

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’re bring up NYC for someone bringing up expanding a dinky electric shortbus, when this post is about building urban trails miles away, and former FEC tracks can be utilized for Tri-Rail extensions? Please…

Anonymous
1 month ago

We need to extend metrorail also all over Miami. Will take time but Miami will reduce the car usage of cars. Europeans and northerners will change the close mindedness.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Having moved here from NYC a year ago, I have been surprised by how little utility the current Metrorail provides. I use Metromover all the time, but Metrorail literally goes nowhere I need to go. That said, I’ve been in and around Brickell, and I can see the utility of commuting into the urban core on Metrorail. Once you’re here, though, It’s Metromover, walking, or Uber/Lyft/drive yourself.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The only main line is through a s**thole, that’s why. It was supposed to go east-west and have intersections, like from the Miami Airport station to Douglas Road. It has so much potential.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Evidently Metrorail was built to connect Dadeland mall with the north side ghettos. Something nobody but shoplifters ever wanted.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is some forward thinking finally. Now start bringing to live that Biscayne Green plan!

Finehoe
1 month ago

The Biscayne Green Rendering Fly-Through takes place at night ’cause it will be hot as hell during the day with all that pavement and lack of vegetation.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Are they going to have bushes for crusing next to the paths?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Without the shitty ripoffs of those over-hyped Singapore “supertrees.”

OLOP
1 month ago

Great, looking foward biking the whole trail!

Azarius
1 month ago

they should find away for elevate Metrorail to go on the same route and link to downtown

Anonymous
1 month ago

Douglas road is a better connection

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m surprised they didn’t include options for rails and trails. At least light rail, tracks exits already

Anonymous
1 month ago

Project was spearheaded by a bike-nut urban planner. Was zero chance the rail would remain despite it making sense

Anonymous
1 month ago

sadly the most important part, which are the pedestrian bridges are unfunded. so essentially 80 Million for landscaping a 5.6 mile trail. unbelievable…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Developers downtown might end up finding it. It’s in their interest after all.

Adrian
1 month ago

I feel like the snapper creek is a missed opportunity for a great linear park.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Great, but without the pedestrians bridges, it won’t be a 5.6 miles trail, but 56 0.1 mile trails. Dangerous. There are other trials that are much better.

Anonymous
1 month ago

A loop-a-doop for the fruit loops

Anonymous
1 month ago

HA!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Mindless. They could have ran a North/South train on those tracks to reduce traffic.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Your way of thinking is obsolete. Meet us in 2021, we are waiting for you.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Didn’t you read, soon we’ll have flying vehicles that’ll do that!

Melo is sigma and Chad
1 month ago

Should be a Tri-Rail extension too

Anonymous
1 month ago

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Lechozo
1 month ago

That Miami Loop graphic ignores quite a few existing trails.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We have a transit problem, but hey! Let’s dig up existing railroad tracks! Apparently they didn’t learn after bustituting the FEC R-O-W south of Dadeland.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Enjoy the mosquitos

Anonymous
1 month ago

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Brooklyn
1 month ago

That flagler trail looks interesting. looks like that is utilizing the FEC railway?

Anonymous
1 month ago

IMHO most of the time Miami is too damn hot and humid to do that much walking.

Anonymous
1 month ago

All that red should be a light rail system

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sensational. Miami has already ranked first among American cities for walking and biking. With the Miami Loop evolving, the city will further consolidate thar first place.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That should be the map of the Metromover

Anonymous
1 month ago

You want to stand up for 4 hours on a people mover that goes 10 mph and stops every 2 blocks to get to Key Largo. lmao. And it’s still free, right?

My guess is you don’t know Metromover from Metrorail or Metrobus from a Metrosexual.

1987
1 month ago

Forget expanding the highways!
Expand recreational transport! Please…. like other successful cities. We have the best weather (aside from San Diego) and young people, let us expand on that.