The adopted 2016 Miami Beach Transportation Master Plan was built on a mode share goal and modal prioritization strategy, which places pedestrians first; transit, bicycles, and freight second; and private automobiles third.
As a Priority 1 project, the Miami Beach Transportation Master Plan recommended an analysis and implementation of separated or protected bicycle facilities adjacent to the Miami Beach Golf Club in Middle Beach from N. Michigan Avenue to Chase Avenue.
The proposed Alton Road Shared-Use Path on the east side of the Miami Beach Golf Club will connect to shared-use paths proposed along the Miami Beach Golf Club. Shared-use paths are for both pedestrians and bicycles. They are commonly found along parks and golf courses, separated from the adjacent roadway. Ultimately, this project will connect to a series of paths around the Miami Beach Golf Club. An interconnected network of bicycle and pedestrian facilities will also reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions, and align with Miami Beach’s goals and that of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact
Key project dates include:
May 12, 2017 – Notice to Proceed
August 7, 2017 – Public Meeting #1
- Key comments: General public support
September 19, 2018 – Meeting with Parks and Recreation and Miami Beach Golf Club
September 26, 2018 – Field Review
October 16, 2018 – Public Meeting #2 (Combined w/ Chase Avenue and 34 Street Shared-Use Path)
- Key comments: minimize hardscape, buffer homes and recreational users from golf balls, keep the view of the golf course.
December 10, 2018 – Transportation, Parking, and Bicycle-Pedestrian Committee supported the project.
December 18, 2018 – Public Meeting #3 (Combined w/ Chase Avenue and 34 Street Shared-Use Path)
- Key comments: the Alton Road Shared Use Path concept was supported, additional time was needed for Chase Avenue and 34 Street.
February 19, 2019 – Public Meeting #4 (Combined w/ Chase Avenue and 34 Street Shared-Use Path)
- Key comments: support was reiterated for the Alton Road Shared-Use Path, and its continuation north to the intersection of 43 Street and Alton Road, and a preferred alternative was chosen for the Chase Avenue and 34 Street Shared-Use Path.
March 13, 2019 - City Commission referral to NCAC.
Key stakeholder coordination was also important to the project, and occurred on the following dates:
Internal Stakeholder Coordination – July 19, 2017, October 25, 2017, November 6, 2017, and March 19, 2019.
Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works Review – April 11, 2018
Florida Department of Transportation Review – February 23, 2018, July 24, 2018, December 10, 2018, and February 12,2019.