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Feasibility Study & Master Plan
The River of Grass Greenway (ROGG) is a proposed non-motorized transportation, educational and recreation corridor, extending 75 miles across the Everglades from Krome Ave (the eastern edge of Everglades National Park near Miami) to the western edges of Collier-Seminole State Park (near 6 L's Rd and the outskirts of Naples). The vast majority of this corridor is through public lands, including six national and state parks, preserves, forests, and wildlife refuges.
The ROGG is envisioned as a 12-14 foot wide separated pathway, running roughly parallel to U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail), suitable for a wide range of non-motorized transportation and recreation activities for people of all abilities. This project to determine ROGG feasibility and develop a master plan is funded by grants from the federal Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks (TRIP) program. View the grant application
The project manager is Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Dept (MDPROS). The ROGG was initially proposed in 2006 by the Naples Pathways Coalition, and the concept has gathered widespread support
- Steering Committee (6 parks, FDOT, SFWMD, tribes, municipalities)
- Advisory Groups (non-profit organizations, clubs, associations)
- MindMixer “virtual town hall” to engage a wide spectrum of the public
- Regional 5-day workshops in ROGG-west, ROGG-central, ROGG-east
- Technical agency review
- Funding: Paul S. Sarbannes Transit in Parks (TRIP) grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
- Project advisor: Transit in Parks Technical Assistance Center (TRIPTAC / Franz Gimmler)
- Project Director: Rivers, Trails, & Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA / Jaime Doubek-Racine)
- Project Manager: Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces (MDPROS / Mark Heinicke)
- Prime Consultant: AECOM Technical Services, Inc (AECOM Nick Kuhn)
- Start: July 1, 2012
- Steering Committee Members
- Part 1. Pre-Planning (Jul. 2012 – Nov. 2012)
- Part 2. Existing Conditions Analysis (Nov. 2012 – May 2014)
- Part 3. Conceptual Corridor Vision (Jan. 2013 – Sept. 2014)
- Part 4. Implementation Plan (Aug. 2014 – Dec. 2014)
- Part 5. Feasibility Study and Master Plan Report (Dec. 2014 – Apr. 2015)
- Part 6. Efficient Transportation Decision-Making (ETDM) (Apr. 2015 – Jun 2015)
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