"My goal from the very beginning was to make sure that the community's voice is heard and that the Ludlam Trail serves as a place of enjoyment for everyone," Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa said in a statement. "By working together, we have been able to accomplish wonderful things needed to bring the trail to life. I am confident that as we move forward with completing the trail, it will become a source of great pride for the residents and enhance their quality of life in a big way." Continued Commissioner Sosa, "I feel truly blessed to be in this position today, and I look forward to the day when the Ludlam Trail is finally completed."
The Ludlam Trail Corridor is a 5.6-mile long, 100-ft-wide former railroad corridor that stretches from the southern edge of the Miami International Airport to the Downtown Kendall Urban Center. Once developed, the Ludlam Trail will serve as an asset to the community and connect more than 35,000 people within a 0.5-mile radius of the trail to five schools, four parks, three greenway trails, two transit hubs, and other commercial shopping areas and activity centers, according to a press release.
The vision for the project is to provide an iconic trail with paths for biking, walking, and running, connecting the heart of Miami-Dade. The land was purchased by Miami-Dade County in 2018. Stretching between Robert King High Park near NW 7 Street on the north and downtown Kendall near SW 80 Street on the south, Ludlam Trail will form part of the “Miami Loop” in the county’s network of bikeways, which also includes Perimeter Trail, the Miami River Greenway, and the Underline/East Coast Greenway.
The purpose of the Ludlam Trail is to provide a new shared-use trail in Miami-Dade County that will include dedicated, direct pathways for walking, running, and cycling.
SOURCE: Miami-Dade County