What to expect…
- The design team presents several alternative concept drawings for several different places in Center and South Grove…Business areas, Regatta Park, Main Highway, and Douglas Rd.
- You weigh in on what you love, like…or not. Suggest ideas that got missed.
- Healthy discussions, but don’t worry, this is not a vote. This is design direction, not details.
Through the summer, the designers will take your input and further refine ideas. There will be more meetings to review the concepts in the autumn, but don’t wait!
Now’s the time to influence!
Our Latest News
We made the Herald’s front page. Now we have some work to do. The article is one of the most important public recognition of our work to date. Learn more about the Herald article here.
The Master Plan
Creating a safe, fun, beautiful, sharable 5-mile corridor through Coconut Grove—The Commodore Trail—takes more than talk. A coordinated master plan precedes the first shovel of dirt to plant a tree or pave a bike path. The Commodore Trail Master Plan provides the framework for sidewalks, tree canopy, roadways, school access, parks, sidewalk cafes, art, history, and recreation.
This year-long design project employs top urban planning professionals to present creative alternatives to area residents and craft the master plan. We should all voice our priorities.
The resultant master plan will do more than sketch concepts for later construction. Funding, operations, maintenance, historic and cultural support, and environmental conservation will all be part of the picture.
Friends of the Commodore Trail join together to push this plan forward and build a team of neighbors to keep it going…And have fun. We like to have fun.
County presents preliminary plan for South Bayshore Dr. Improvement Project in Zoom webinar. Residents and users of the Commodore Trail respond.
On April 27, Miami-Dade County staff and consultants hosted a virtual meeting regarding the South Bayshore Drive Improvements project. The county and its consultants presented draft street design concepts and proposals for improved bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, including the Commodore Trail. This project will be the first segment of the trail to be completed, serving as an important example for the improvements still to come. To download the county presentation, click here. To view our statement about the presentation and county plans, click here.
THE COMMODORE TRAIL MASTER PLAN IS IN MOTION!!
You Can Be Part of the Trail’s Future Neighbors, community members, business owners, runners, bikers, walkers, strollers, boaters, visitors, advocates…
The City of Miami, in partnership with Miami Dade County, the City of Coral Gables and Friends of the Commodore Trail, is now officially working on the design of the master plan to improve the Commodore Trail, the five-mile-long trail that provides non-motorized connectivity to bicycles and pedestrians from Old Cutler Trail in S. Coral Gables throughout Coconut Grove to the Rickenbacker Causeway Trail.
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WHY WE CARE
Every day hundreds of people walk, run, or bike along the historic Commodore Trail, a five-mile path hugging Biscayne Bay from Coral Gables to Key Biscayne. The trail is Miami’s best-kept not-so-secret destination. While the Commodore Trail is heavily used, few residents know its name, let alone its importance.
The mission of Friends of the Commodore Trail is to advocate for the improvement and maintenance of the trail. We are a group of neighbors committed to advocating for a safe, functional, well-designed path for all to love and enjoy.
The Commodore Trail represents the best of Miami – its beauty, history, and unique environment. Join our movement and help us advocate for a better Commodore Trail for future generations.