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Saturday, February 25, 2017

This is Main Highway today

After seeing the photos of Hoboken's cobblestone streets in the story below, someone sent me these. This is Main Highway, Coconut Grove.

I'll just leave these photos here.







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14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send set of pictures to our local political rep!

February 25, 2017 9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Grove sidewalk is disgraceful, an eyesore and a danger to all those that use it. Is it true that side of Main Highway is the responsibility of MDC? If so, they are most negligent for not maintaining it and libel for any injuries that take place as a result of this hazard. You have to wonder just how many people have tripped and incurred bodily damage? How many personal injury cases have been settled and at what cost to us taxpayers? Wouldn’t it save money to simply repair the sidewalk once and for all? If not, then perhaps we can just lease one or two of the unoccupied Information Booths to a Personal Injury Attorney. No doubt they would see this as a great opportunity.

February 25, 2017 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to change the trees. But is going to be a roar of complains!

February 25, 2017 12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because we have all those beautiful trees. Who is going to be the first one to complain if they have to uproot the trees?

February 25, 2017 4:07 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

There are workarounds. There are ways to solve this. I have to believe that Miami's top urban planners have recommendations. There are cities all over the U.S. that have brick walkways and beautiful old trees and yet manage to have walk-able sidewalks. The City of Miami taxes are the highest in the County. Coconut Grove is the jewel and the centerpiece of the City of Miami and should be stroked, nourished, tended, and loved. There is no excuse for this to be ignored any longer. Aside for the liability issue, which someone else mentioned, it is simply embarrassing.

February 25, 2017 4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was told by the business development office these streets would be next several yrs ago after they finished Commodore Plaza

February 25, 2017 5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Coconut Grove dangerous sidewalk paver eyesore is a boil that has been allowed to fester way too long. When will our City of Miami Commissioner reach out to our Miami-Dade County Commissioner, so together they may join forces in championing these sidewalk repairs without any further delay?

February 25, 2017 6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't help that Panther Coffee has their sideway seating right next to one of these trees. It's almost impossible for 2 people to walk past each other in this location.

February 26, 2017 5:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why hasn't Code Enforcement fined the City of Miami or Miami-Dade County for these dangerous sidewalks? They would have done so long ago, if they were located in a residential neighborhood in from our houses!

February 26, 2017 6:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep yer greasy fingers off our trees. If you don't like em move to Boca.

February 26, 2017 11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are bischofia trees, a fast growing tree used by developers to create shade quickly. Unfortunately, the bigger they get, the more roots they grow, often above ground, and cutting those back will surely kill the trees. Expensive to replace. Not a good tree for cramped areas.

February 27, 2017 9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you noticed how quiet City of Miami Commissioner Russell and MDC Commissioner Suarez have been regarding these dangerous sidewalk's? Isn't it about time that each of them should demonstrate more concern for Coconut Grove by addressing this issue? Could they please help us to repair our broken sidewalks, reduce the chances of people tripping and halt the Grove's blighted appearance! Please reach out to Xavier Suarez (xaviersuarezesq@aol.com) and Ken Russell (krussell@miamigov.com) to let them know how you feel and ask them when our sidewalks will be fixed.

February 27, 2017 3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont complain to much or you will have the same problem miracle mile has with there sidewalk.

February 28, 2017 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coral Gables actually cares about how their community looks and takes their responsibility for protecting pedestrians from injury most seriously. They are investing big bucks in widening the sidewalks on Miracle Mile and closing Giralda. These monumental efforts are an effort to make the Gables more pedestrian friendly and offer the public more Al Fresco Dinning options. Coconut Grove could learn a lot from Coral Gables.

February 28, 2017 9:01 AM  

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