Coconut Grove hotels need trolley service
One night, a bunch of us hung out at the hotel, it cost us all an arm and a leg to park. If we had trolley service, we could have all parked at my house or something and grabbed the trolley to Grove Isle and each time we came and went from the hotel, we could take the trolley on and off the island, leaving the cars behind.
The arts festival just passed, traffic was a nightmare as usual. A lot of the car traffic would have been alleviated with a trolley service. Also, I do believe that many more people would have attended the festivals from Brickell, Wynwood and beyond if all they had t do was hop on the trolley.
We need trolley service in the Grove now. There's talk of Coral Gables extending their service to the Village West, which makes sense since they are using the neighborhood there as a trolley garage. But we need the City of Miami trolley to keep going past Mercy Hospital (currently their last stop) and we need the trolley to service the village, all the hotels and all residents. It's the right thing to do.
I see the trolley going in and out of Mercy Hospital's grounds daily. There is never anyone on the trolley, other than the driver. It's nice to know that people can get to the hospital from areas north of us via trolley, but if we needed to get to Mercy from the south, we don't have that luxury. Either way, it's usually empty.
I was told that trolley service through Coconut Grove would slow down the routes by eight minutes. So what, it's a free trolley service, I doubt riders are going to complain about a free service adding a few more minutes to the route. Cut out Mercy's stops and that eight minutes could easily be made up.
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