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For Immediate Release:
June 08, 2015
Media Contact:
Jamil Rivers
jrivers@miamidade.gov
305-245-4420

Commissioner Dennis C. Moss and the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners study the feasibility of blueways


(MIAMI, FL) – The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners recently passed a resolution directing the County administration to study the feasibility of creating a system of blueways that would use the existing network of canals and waterways to provide additional recreational and transportation opportunities. This legislation, sponsored by Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, could potentially enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors.

Just as the County’s system of greenways uses existing utility easements, roadways, transportation corridors, and waterfronts to encourage tourism and business development, a blueway could prove to be very beneficial.

“One of the unique features of Miami-Dade County is that we have a vast network of canals and waterways,” said Commissioner Moss. “A blueway system could serve to connect people to nature while providing an alternative means of transportation, protect natural resources and increase property values.”

Joining as co-sponsors of this resolution were Chairman Jean Monestime and Commissioners Daniella Levine Cava, Sen. Javier D. Souto, Audrey M. Edmonson and Barbara J. Jordan. Over the next 180 days, the County administration will prepare a report studying the feasibility of developing a blueway system.