Miami-Dade’s New Mayor Announces Pedestrian-First Transportation Master Plan

Newly elected Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava has announced plans to prioritize the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.

The mayor made the remarks in her 2021 State of the County speech last week.

Levine-Cava said the Department of Transportation and Public Works is planning to create a pedestrian-first Transportation Master Plan, and is now studying potential models.

There would also be departmental changes to reflect pedestrian and bicyclist safe streets as a priority going forward, she added.

Miami-Dade must also continue working towards building the Smart mass-transit plan in the county, she said.

The first phase of the Smart plan, the 20-mile South Corridor, will soon move forward and will connect Florida City to the Broward County line, according to Levine-Cava.

 

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Anonymous
8 months ago

EXTEND THE METROMOVER!!!

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yesss🙏🙏🙏🙏🙌🙌🙌

Anonymous
8 months ago

Extending the Metromover should be priority #1.

Anonymous
8 months ago

For real. I loop up North Miami Avenue that gets you into wynwood with a loop going back down Bsicayne would be perfect. Would connect Wynwood, Midtown and Edgewater all back to downtown/brickell and allow for more expansion and development in those areas

Anonymous
8 months ago

I used to take the metromover everyday for work. Its basically the homeless mover, id never let my wife or kids on that thing, way too dangerous. There was just an article of a women getting assaulted in there for at least 5-10 min. Theres barely any supervision and its so dirty. Especially with covid no one from miami is taking that anymore. Id rather be in my car to go 2 miles than to risk getting hurt or robbed.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Nah its not bad now, ridership’s getting higher and they have a ton of security since that happened like one on every metro-mover car

NYC Transplant
8 months ago

I’ve been on the MM pretty regularly since moving here from NYC. Like the subway there, it’s about time of day and neighborhood. The north end of the Omni line would be a lot better if it looped northward and brought traffic to/from the areas from 15th to 50th St. between Biscayne and either N. Miami or maybe NW 2nd Ave.

Anonymous
8 months ago

I remember my first time taking it in the late 90s. It smelled like pee. The only reason low IQ brainlets here think its a transit savior is because it’s free and they don’t want to pay.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Look, do something with it, or knock the whole thing down. The elected officials back in 1987 saw fit to give this city a Metromover gold mine and dumba$$e$ today look at it like it’s nothing but a junk yard.

Anonymous
8 months ago

I do not agree with you, it is not perfect, but not as bad as you make it sound

Anonymous
8 months ago

Was this comment Sponsor by Robertico’s Used Car Dealership in Hialeah?

Anonymous
8 months ago

I agree. That was a vicious beating no one should ever be subject to. It’s also why, despite Miami’s progress in developing the city, ordinary people are turned off and eventually move away. The city doesn’t care, and turns a blind eye. The young lady should sue the hell out of the City of Miami.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Are we thin skinned or what?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Extend it to the whole Miami and Miami Beach! Just one unified system NOT 10 different ones and definitely not buses…!

Anonymous
8 months ago

1,000% we need a pedestrian first plan. People want to live, work, invest, play, in neighborhoods that are safe to move around on foot. There are about a dozen semi-walkable neighborhoods in the county, that can each use a boost in pedestrian enhancements.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Also a boost in security. Many people don’t feel safe outdoors in South Florida. First take definitive action to change that mindset.

J. M.
8 months ago

I don’t know why you got down voted. I feel Miami is pretty safe but it could always be safer. Connecting streets and better security will benefit each and every one of us.

Anonymous
8 months ago

CPTED – Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design – should be incorporated into this pedestrian plan.

Anonymous
8 months ago

How is that ? Elaborate please

Anonymous
8 months ago
Anonymous
8 months ago

“CPTED uses architecture, urban planning, and facility management and it is sometimes termed Design out Crime (DOC), Defensible Space or Crime Prevention Through Urban Development (CPT-UD). It also addresses the social environment by building a sense of community in areas thereby reducing the motivations for crime.”

Try that some part of town and …see what happens ..

On the other hand
Crime can be prevented or reduced by …

Ownership
Good police and security on the streets
Business creation and jobs security
Good schools
Recognizing your children and support them
Being a roll model for your kids so they don’t go in to gangs
Family and religious values
Self respect versus victimhood

And those things are attainable by any community and have nothing to do with color, origins, equality, equity, sexual orientation .

Anonymous
8 months ago

Appropriate lighting, shade trees instead of bushes, cameras, mobile security etc.

Anonymous
8 months ago

CPTED!!
that’s the Wokest thing I heard since the snowflakes and justices warriors took over the earth with political correctness and sensitive emotional derange !!!😂😂😂😂

Anonymous
8 months ago

It’s a simple concept, the more “eyes on the street” there are, the safer the area feels, i.e. storefront windows, doors, not blank walls or parking lots. Cities have been designed in this fashion for literally thousands of years, it just wasn’t called CPTED because it was just the norm to build in such a way.

It wasn’t until we started spreading out that we stopped that and now have to relearn these techniques.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Send a green environment social worker to prevent crime !!🤓😂

Anonymous
8 months ago

No, send a 17yr old boy with an assault rifle and that’ll reduce crime.

Anonymous
8 months ago

He was defending him self from a mob .. but you won’t see that on CNN or MSNBC

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yeah, he took it upon himself to go into another state with a military assault rifle to defend himself instead of just staying home and playing video games.

That sh!t could only make sense to a Fox New watcher.

Anonymous
8 months ago

He went to defend others people’s business being destroyed and looted by a “mostly” pacific mob!
Kind of like the retired policeman in Colorado that was killed protecting a friend business…

Anonymous
8 months ago

“He went to defend other people’s business being destroyed by a “mostly” pacific mob!

Wtf?..

Anonymous
8 months ago

you’d be surprised

Anonymous
8 months ago

youre absolutely correct miami beach bridges need to close a shoot out everyday in mia bch ridiculous wheres the police did they get fired

Anonymous
8 months ago

lets extend it to south beach so tourist can watch the shootout every day

Anonymous
8 months ago

A shootout means somebody is shooting back. Tourist would probably prefer to see something like that instead of watching some fool run through the hallways of their schools while shooting and killing their classmates.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yes, some real vision from one of our elected leaders. Cites of the future will embrace people first solutions — walking, biking, mass transit, etc rather than highways, tunnels, and double decker freeways.

Azarius
8 months ago

Saying we need safer streets isn’t real vision. We need a concrete plan that solves Miami issues not add more. Miami is very hot ppl need instant transportation options besides bikes and walking

Anonymous
8 months ago

So, it doesn’t get hot in NYC or Chicago? Not my experience at all. But man those blizzards and polar vortexes make for ideal winter biking and walking.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yes, a pedestrian plan would involve more street trees to reduce the heat island effect. The City of Miami is actively working on this.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Plant more trees and watch what the next hurricane do to them.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Wait til China drops an A-bomb on Miami, and wait til the glaciers melt and Miami goes 50 ft under water. Just wait til you see what the trees look like then. Frankly, all the trees should be chopped down now in preparation. We can’t have nice things!

Anonymous
8 months ago

Hmmm… you’ve never had a tree fall on your house or on your car because of a hurricane, have you? You’ve never seen blown down trees that block streets for miles and miles after a hurricane, have you? You’ve never seen huge trees up rooted by a hurricane, have you? You’ve never seen clean up crews on the streets for months and months trying to clean up the mess that thousands of blown down trees leave after a hurricane, have you? And what I described is just a little example.

Well stick around, and watch.

Anonymous
8 months ago

So, a tree fell on your scrotum and then ran off with your girlfriend? I’m sorry trees have caused hurt in your life.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Another dumba$$ comment. If you wanna talk sh!t to people that spent major dollars to repair their homes and property because of trees that were blown down by a hurricane, then you’re only telling everybody that you’re broke, don’t have sh!t, and no female wants to marry or be a girlfriend to a pitiful slug like you.

Anonymous
8 months ago

the issue is we have trees planted that have no business being here, if we planted more native species and let them flourish the system itself would prevent the trees from falling

Anonymous
8 months ago

In coconut grove people walk around because is full of trees who drop the temperature below of the other parts of miami. Plant more trees and create canopies to make people walk around, use transportation and leave the lazyness of the car.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Please go back to school.

Anonymous
8 months ago

No, no hes right

Anonymous
8 months ago

Exactly, street trees are a super important piece to the puzzle

1987
8 months ago

I agree. Its very simple. Slow traffic (as people speed only to run to the next red light and “they are going nowhere quickly”. Provide shade trees (not palm trees) to cool the canopy (like beautiful Singapore)……. and provide bike lanes for the future of electric cars and mobile bikes/ scooters/ runners/ walkers/ etc).
Transit in gas guzzling SUVs and fossil fuels- simply is stupid.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Get rid of the bike lanes, raise speed limits, and plant palm trees – this is Miami, not Singapore or Singasong or Singanddance. And if people want to drive and pay for SUVs then it’s none of your damn business.

Anonymous
8 months ago

lol….

ejs
8 months ago

Great for Miami. This city is as flat as Amsterdam and Paris which have excellent bike/pedestrian networks, and Miami could really attract (and keep) so many more people (and talent) if we had a region less designed around the car. But of course, to attract talent, we also need better schools but I don’t see that happening anytime soon unfortunately.

NYC Transplant
8 months ago

Public schools in NYC apart from charters are dismal, particularly at the middle school level. There are a lot more private schools, but they generally have cohorts of 50 students per year and cost close to $50k/year/student. A flexible charter system is key, because it allows public dollars to be more creatively used, risks to be taken, and failure to be recognized when it occurs. None of those things happen in the regular public schools.

Sure Jan
8 months ago

Or maybe we stop giving tax dollars to charter schools and private schools (via subsidies/vouchers) and we stopped tying public school funding to the property taxes of school attendance zones, all public schools would have adequate funding to provide quality education to the entire county, rather than quality education to the more affluent areas. Charter schools and school choice syphons tax dollars from public schools. Can’t say public schools are the problem when the way funding is allocated is the real problem.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Sj you must be a union member to post something like this

Sure Jan
8 months ago

I despise the UTD with every fiber of my being. They haven’t been credible since 2003. What I’m against is giving tax dollars to private entities because private entities don’t operate as non-profit and their motivations are profit-based. Primary education is a right, not a privilege. You cannot treat it as something to profit of, at least not with tax dollars.

Jesus
8 months ago

A bus rapid transit system. Bro, no wonder why people are fed up with this government at all levels. You promised 90 miles of rail, 20 miles of which was supposed to be done already and we only got 2 miles. We couldn’t even connect Dolphin Stadium to the rail. It’s ridiculous how we get shorted.

Anonymous
8 months ago

dolphin stadium connected to rail as a priority is silly, it should be connected to neighborhoods that would use it daily, not just for events.

Anonymous
8 months ago

So a rail system wouldn’t have stops before it gets to the Dolphin Mall?

Anonymous
8 months ago

…so basically what are already planned? Smart mass transit, more like dumbass transit. More buses with public sector unions drivers who don’t turn up to work, while Coastal Link is delayed again and again.

Johnny nyc
8 months ago

Bring the orange metro rail into south beach. That way you will have a connection to the airport with the shuttle. And extend the metro mover.

Anonymous
8 months ago

What are the plans for Florida city to broward?

Azarius
8 months ago

Via bus 😭😭

Anonymous
8 months ago

Could it be that she’s referring to the brt connecting to the metrorail at Dadeland and expanding the Metrorail to the Hard Rock stadium? The article lack details.

Azarius
8 months ago

Even saying that process, just makes me cringe. We should have 1 system from FL city to Hard Rock Stadium and that’s MetroRail.

NYC Transplant
8 months ago

Agreed! Outside a small expansion of the Metromover to the Design District, the most useful additions would be a southern extension of Metrorail and a line running northward close to the coast. Metrorail has the speed needed to really connect the neighborhoods.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Metromover has the speed to give an eighty-year-old in a Buick a fair race.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Whatsamatter.. you’re in a rush everywhere you go?

Anonymous
8 months ago

If it went any faster, the Metromover bums wouldn’t be able to piss onto the floor straight.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Details ? Will the corridor be for one street or more ?

Anonymous
8 months ago

what are the plans?

Anonymous
8 months ago

When are they going restart Flagler St work ?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Anybody know where this area is on the picture???

Anonymous
8 months ago

Mary Brickell Village, next to the new Shake Shack looking east.

Anonymous
8 months ago

All my homies love Mayor Daniella Levine Cava!

Anonymous
8 months ago

ella no sabe ni donde esta parada…

Anonymous
8 months ago

i have a big crush on the new mayor. eye candy. mmm mmm

Anonymous
8 months ago

fuck public transportation. why anyone would want to subject themselves to that unless it is financially necessary for them is beyond me

Anonymous
8 months ago

He’s right people. Take a scooter to everywhere you wanna go.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Because not all of us are selfish, self-centered aholes.

Anonymous
8 months ago

You virtue signal by taking a bus or people mover and by watching a bum piss himself? Damn are you a superior life form.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yeah let’s just pass covid and other worse diseases to each other super quick by having us all congregate together more often for the name of “safety”. We have one of the oldest populations in the country and you want to have everyone together more often during a pandemic that isn’t going away?? I mean c’mon. We need to vote this racist out of office asap! She probably Voted for Trump. What a complete disregard for human life this new plan is.

Christopher Fauci
8 months ago

We need to stop being together and not spread germs. This new transportation master plan will kill our society. This is part of the Republican agenda that we must put a stop to. Please call the mayor’s office and urge her to not implement this dangerous plan! You want more deaths from covid-19 and other deadly diseases than support this plan but if you care about people’s health then please call and tell them not to do it!

Anon
8 months ago

You speak as if the COVID situation will never improve and large gatherings should become a thing of the past. This plan will take a very long time to fully complete and will COVID be much better controlled and less feared by the time it’s done. However, with the awareness that COVID has brought to infectious diseases, I hope that the possibility of a future pandemic (or local epidemic) will be taken into consideration when planning this initiative.

This update is very much needed. Miami is one of the largest cities in the US, but has an embarrassing and sad public transportation system. It is not efficient or convenient, unless the only places you need to go are in downtown or along a certain stretch US1. And still, it doesn’t feel safe being a pedestrian (mostly because of the cars, then the other pedestrians). I am excited to see this beautiful city become more walkable and convenient to work, live, and play in!

Anonymous
8 months ago

Are we going to get lots of homeless like all the cities run by Democrats Majors? 👀🤪

Anonymous
8 months ago

wtf.. “Democrats Majors?”

I see your education at Trump University really paid off.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Thanks for correction of my grammar, I didn’t studied at Trump University.. I graduated from La Sorbonne in 1997.. but you didn’t answer my question about the homeless on cities run by Democrats like LA, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle

Anonymous
8 months ago

Please, don’t debate with someone that was born and raised in this country with your poor sentence structuring and wrong use of words.

Anonymous
8 months ago

I dont agree with him/her, but just because they have a lack of sentence structure and grammar, doesn’t make your argument less valid. Please, you could’ve talked about how democratic cities are taking initiatives for homeless problems, likewise due to the fact… all major cities have homeless problems…

Anonymous
8 months ago

Look, I don’t have time to argue with a Trump supporter about homelessness. If he wants to ignore the utter misery in all those small desolete hick towns in places like lousiana and Mississippi to name a few that overwhelmingly support his base, well then you take some time out of your life to school him because I won’t..

Anonymous
8 months ago

They have been taking initiatives for very long time …. the problems are regulations and government inefficient that can’t solve the problem, so far make it worse !!

Wait until you get homeless camping outside your house, pooping and peeing on the streets and we will talk !!

🧐

Anonymous
8 months ago

Well now, the last time I checked, shit hole states like West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi and others were run by you repugnants. These states gave been poverty and crime ridden for generations under repugnant rule.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Sorry – that should be: “These states _have”

Anonymous
8 months ago

Have you been in Baltimore, South Central LA etc … and why you’re so hateful … I had the idea that liberals were not the hateful ones !! 😝

Anonymous
8 months ago

“Have you been in Baltimore, South Central LA etc … and why you’re so hateful … I had the idea that liberals were not the hateful ones !!”

Don’t talk sh!t and then wave a white flag. That’s one of the biggest problems you republicons have, “fake machoism and then act timid.”

Anonymous
8 months ago

she clearly has a political policy agenda and has no idea what is going on in Miami…

Anonymous
8 months ago

You may get thumb down votes for saying that but you’re exactly right.

Anonymous
8 months ago

So what is the “clearly” political policy genda that you didnt bother mentioning?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Every politician has a political policy agenda. It’s why they are called politicians. Even Trump had a political policy agenda.

Anonymous
8 months ago

next priority will be gender neutral bathrooms and language..

Sure Jan
8 months ago

FYI, fear monger, gender neutral bathrooms are always single occupancy only. Think of a family restroom in a mall that has one toilet but is large enough to accommodate a diaper change station and wheelchairs. It doesn’t mean letting men and women into a bathroom with multiple stalls.

Anonymous
8 months ago

new major new trolls on the comment sections…

Anonymous
8 months ago

What marching band got a new drum major? Must have missed the headline. Thanks for letting us know!

Anonymous
8 months ago

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST FOLKS: not killing pedestrians is political

Anonymous
8 months ago

college kid argument or are you a staff member of the new major -forgot her name already-?….

Azarius
8 months ago

She’ll be a 1 termer

William
8 months ago

I would take her over King Carlos Gimenez any day of the week.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Doubtful. All the tech bros moving here would never vote for a Cuban Republican old guy. Maybe a Francis Suarez but definitely not a Xavier Suarez. They like to vote for women Democrats so they can say how feminist they are before heading to the strip club.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Funny point you got….back when I worked in tech, strip clubs were THE place for after work gathering. My co-workers bought me lap dances for my birthdays. I thought it was just the software developer I worked for. Guess not.

Anonymous
8 months ago

i’ll dance on your lap.

Anonymous
8 months ago

unless you’re a C cup or larger fuhgettabotit

Anonymous
8 months ago

Are you female and were you born one? Also, how much?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Don’t be mad because Democratic men are real men and not the fake macho military war hawks that Republican man want everyone to think they are.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Correction: “Republican men.”

Anonymous
8 months ago

You shouldn’t call republican men, men without first asking if they identify as such. You shouldn’t assume someone’s gender based on the gender they were assigned at birth. I myself identify as a spirit child and use the pronouns 4jd4 and edh3.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Okay.. I won’t argue with you there.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Every day the LGBT alphabet is getting bigger and bigger LGBTQCTXECT….😂

Anonymous
8 months ago

…expialidocious!

Anonymous
8 months ago

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