Thursday October 4, 2007
Left to right: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Metrorail, Disel Multiple Unit (DMU).
Below are proposed new transit lines from the executive summary of a Kendal Link study (download pdf of summary). While it focuses on South Miami, it has implications for the whole county. Still, the political situation in Kendall around some of these proposals is pretty controversial. This is mainly NIMB surrounding transit trains along existing, but minimally-used, tracks. As such, I’d be interested in hearing what South Miami/Kendall residents thing of these proposals.
It’s useful to know that this study considers anything under 5 years short-term planning, 5-15 years is mid-range, and over 15 years is long-range. You can click any of these maps to see a larger version.
Proposed Metrorail/BRT line along Kendall Drive.
Proposed North/South Metrorail line along Turnpike.
Proposed new Metrorail (orange) line and DMU (green) line.
Proposed North/South BRT line, alternative to above Metrorail option. I gather this is more useful to more people, but also more disruptive.
Putting it all together: this is the short/midrange transportation strategy.
And finally, the biggie: the long-range “preferred” transit strategy. It ain’t pretty, but this is what you get when you combine low-density sprawl with a mandate to reduce worldwide carbon emissions. Also: I still want my Metrorail beach-line.comments powered by Disqus