A video showed residents loudly chanting “stop the train” at the meeting – despite gridlock traffic in the surrounding area on a near daily basis.
Another county Baylink presentation was scheduled at the Miami Beach Public Library in South Beach on February 16, but has been postponed. “As a result of overwhelming community interest in the Baylink project, the allowable capacity at the library was exceeded,” an email from the city said.
Among the claims now being made by opponents is that Baylink would better serve employment centers in Miami Beach if routed through mid-Beach. Studies uploaded by Better Streets Miami Beach showed that wouldn’t be the case, however.
Tough transit crowd at this luxury South Beach condo tower where @CommishEileen and transit chief Eulois Cleckley are making the case for Metromover to the Beach. “Stop the train!” “Stop the train!” pic.twitter.com/KwiANuSbLw