(Miami-Dade County, FL) --
Miami-Dade Transit will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its M-Path Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge. An eight-mile trail that runs under the Metrorail guideway, the M-Path was recently extended by approximately one mile and has undergone a number of improvements to enhance cyclists' riding experience. Some of the improvements include the construction of a bicycle and pedestrian bridge, as well as the installation of lighting, signage and fencing at both the Dadeland North and Dadeland South Metrorail stations. In addition, various intersections have been re-paved and re-striped, and lush local landscaping and decorative pavement has been added.
The completed project is a 30-mile long path that connects the existing South Dade Trail, which runs along the South Miami-Dade Busway, to the M-Path, thus creating one of the longest, non-motorized trail facilities in Florida. This new path will also serve as a key component of the larger East Coast Greenway trail, which extends from Key West to the state of Maine. The pedestrian bridge, which is currently open for use, has been positively reviewed by local cycling groups and pedestrians.