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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Transportation office asks that you be part of traffic studies

The City of Miami's Transportation Office will soon begin performing traffic studies in eight neighborhoods within the City. In an effort to keep everyone informed, they would like to host a meeting with each neighborhood or participate in an already scheduled homeowners association meeting in the month of August. These meetings will entail discussions regarding the purpose of the traffic study, duration of the traffic study, what to expect, and answer any questions the public may have concerning the process.

The City would like to know when their next meeting is scheduled (hopefully in August for each HOA) so they may add them to their agenda.  If they are not meeting, then to request that they schedule a meeting for August to discuss this matter only. If no neighborhood association exists, then please advise what will be the best course of action to meet with the residents within a large area.

Upon completion of the respective neighborhood traffic studies, a second meeting will be held at a later time to discuss the results and any recommendations made for each neighborhood with regards to adding new traffic calming devices or traffic controls.

In the Coconut Grove area, the boundaries are: South Dixie Highway/US 1 to the north, South Bayshore Drive to the south, Alatka Street to the east, and SW 22nd Avenue to the west.

And the Roads area: SW 15 Road to the east, SW 28 Road to the west, SW 3 Avenue to the north, SW 1 Avenue to the south.

To arrange the meeting, please contact Madelin Pacheco at:

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the traffic study will be done with lots of interest and diligence because I have been studying it many hours on the road everyday and over the past couple of years and I concluded Miami traffic can only be fixed through massive expansion of public transportation.

August 18, 2016 6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone keeps complaining about all the traffic. But traffic is the result of a bigger problem. The cause of all the traffic is there are more cars on our roads. The reason there are more cars is that we keep permitting more homes and condos. We keep building more homes because our cities want more property taxes. But we never have enough property taxes to help build more roads, improve bridges and hire more police. So the result is more traffic.

August 18, 2016 8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're correct 8:33, and in addition - At the intersections of US#1 & 17, 22, 27, 32 & 37th Avenues traffic was blocked by drivers on US#1, who didn't have the capacity to realize they were going no where faster by blocking these intersections. And I objected to the red light cameras as some sort of government invasion of privacy. But, after hundreds, if not thousands of $158.00, blocking intersections tickets, presto, these rude inept drivers paid attention and now traffic flows as planed. The fact is a large percentage of humanity could care less about doing the correct thing. If Dade Cty and/or the City of Miami, say, used 10 officers for traffic control only, write a ton of tickets, they would raise a ton of cash, pay for their jobs, and serve as "traffic calming" officers, the extra cash could pay for what you folks think is most important AND make folks put down their cell phones and pay attention to their obligations under the law and and the rest of us. Jobie Steppe

August 19, 2016 8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jobie Steppe, you nailed this perfectly. We all need to follow the rules, cars, motorcycles, bikes, and pedestrians, if we all respect each other and the laws that are in place traffic would move better. If we have traffic officers like we used to have giving tickets and warnings not only will people obey the laws but it also brings respect to the police and respect to the law. I also agree we allow more homes and bigger condos which yield more money for the city and county because when they only had one structure paying taxes now the have hundreds of units paying. Yet our taxes go up where is the money going to? It is not like they are changing the roads making the sewer system bigger they just tap into the existing structure. Lets think about this with the two new building finished and the ones being built at the coconut grove bank just in the real estate transaction fee ( doc stamps, recording fee...) it is money going into the government and when taxes are due more is going in but it seems not to go out. Just with these building on taxes paid can pay for more police and improvements to all of coconut grove.

August 19, 2016 10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still no turn signals on US 1 going east or west at 37th Avenue. Difficult seeing oncoming traffic around the curve. The other 7's have them.

August 19, 2016 5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding 5:22, good point. If you contact the Department of Transportation with the address and a description of the problem as you see it so proper authority can review accident records to determine what if anything can be done, but I doubt it because DOT would have to purchase properties and straighten the curb.

August 20, 2016 10:15 AM  

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