Florida East Coast Industries and the Friends of Ludlam Trail held a public bike ride last weekend to promote plans for the Ludlam Trail.
More than 300 people gathered at A.D. Doug Barnes Park for the bike ride. Miami-Dade Commissioner Rebeca Sosa and city of Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez also attended the event, which included food trucks, free beer and kids activities.
In June, Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $3 million for the city of South Miami’s Ludlam Trail Corridor improvements. The 6.2-mile long trail that runs from West Flagler Street to U.S. 1 near Dadeland covers 72 acres. The developer, Flagler, had proposed a mixed-use project that would concentrate development at Blue Lagoon, Bird Road and Kendall Drive. However, nearby residents wanted to turn the 78-100 foot-wide trail into a park.
Both groups are working together on plans for the site. – Katherine Kallergis and Sean Stewart-Muniz