Background Documents

The Trail has been the subject of countless studies over the past decade. Here you can find a wealth of information about the planning, ownership and potential future of the trail.

Miami-Dade County District 7 Charrette Follow-up presentation

Miami-Dade County District 6 Charrette Follow-up presentation

Miami-Dade County Trail Design Guidelines and Standards: Ludlam Trail Case Study – Report

Miami-Dade Trail Design Guidelines Part 2” to “Miami-Dade County Trail Design Guidelines and Standards: Ludlam Trail Case Study – Report Part 2

Miami-Dade Trail Design Guidelines and Standards: Ludlam Trail Case Study – Executive Summary

Miami-Dade County Trail Benefits Study: Ludlam Trail Case Study –Report

Miami-Dade County Trail Benefits Study: Ludlam Trail Case Study – Executive Summary

Miami-County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Master Plan map

FOLT Key pad polling results. Town Hall November 2014

Miami-Dade MPO Florida East Coast Transit Connection Study

MPO_FEC_Transit_Connection_Study_Ex Summary_10-22-09


FL Water-Land Cons AmendmentFAQs

FL Water-Land Cons Amendment 1-Pg Fact Sht





















7 thoughts on “Background Documents

  • December 17, 2012 at 2:12 am

    This trail will be a huge asset to our community. I cannot until it is actually completed.

  • November 14, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Hi, I am one of the affected property owners with an acre adjacent to the track.
    question: what ever happened to the environmental clean up issue that was the big concern 10 years ago. Did that disappear?

    what about the FPL proposal. Can FECI sell to them as private property owners?
    Does the FECI pay property tax on the 72 acres that make up the trail.

  • December 3, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Thank you for all the hard work and information you are providing our community. Hopefully the housing development never takes place since it cod only bring stress to an already overwhelm infrastructure. This will directly affect everything from our school down to the traffic congestion and the quality of life in our neighborhood.

  • December 3, 2014 at 1:50 am

    im a resident of the area.i have bad news for the folks who dont realize that this fight is a lost cause,why the lack of political influence and financial power)on this issue is way too much for regular workin folks in this county.#1 im quite sure that the deciding body in this matter do not live close in the area, and will not be affected by this development,i only see one politicians name. mayor, but other than that no other politician making a strong public stand,maybe im wrong,i hope so.but the power of money is to much and it reaches deep into places that we regular citizens dont realize exist.this is a very powerful corporation and and the timing is right for them. the way i see it they have over 100 million dollars to benefit from, how can we the regular citizens go against this, i have lived in miami 40 + years and its always the same ,MIA,the tunnel,marlin park ,836 tolls,us 1 bus corridor(what an embarrasment six lanes of traffic full of cars bumper to bumper) and the bus lane empty,dade county politicians should be ashamed ).

  • December 12, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Unbelievable,irresponsible and misleading… NO NO NO put it to a vote!We the people get it…the greedy self-interested people who stand to gain $$$ do not want us to notice… that we will be subjected to more cement cover-ups. We need our grassy, tree areas to be left alone.All this construction and manicuring is reducing our ability to keep things GREEN…we need the trees & grass to grow freely to help with our air & water table… all this DEVELOPMENT … is harmful… living next to Tropical park we have plenty of empty unused areas in the park …and what is used polutes!!! like the noise and filth from “events” – even the little lake beach area is closed now because it is unkept & poluted…STOP the madness and just say NO! Leave it alone!

  • February 24, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    The Ludlam Trail can be THE Icon that Miami can be internationally known for. There is no need for a tall ugly building on Biscayne Bay when we have the natural beauty that Miami is known for. “Natural” should be the key word. Miami: Tropical and Natural. And remember that ‘natural’ is a commodity that is quickly disappearing in cities. It is a prized possession. Let’s keep our Treasure!

  • November 30, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    For further historical background, see also: (accessed 11-30-2017) —> NOTE: This is an even older study than the background documents posted on this web page, which was supported by the City of South Miami Mayor and City Commission in 2002 AND was ultimately prepared for FDOT’s District 6 by Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc. (6161 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 200, Miami, Florida 33126) with a publication date of March 2003.

    The above-referenced March 2003 FDOT study was supported by the City of South Miami Resolution No. 149-02-11498, dated 10/1/2002, entitled: “A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) LUDLAM TRAIL NON-MOTORIZED CORRIDOR PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY (PHASE 1); PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (sponsored by Mayor Robaina & Commissioner Wiscombe; moved by Commissioner Feliu, seconded by Vice Mayor Russell and Commissioner Wiscombe to approve this item, which motion then passed by a 5-0 vote. Commissioner Wiscombe: Yea; Commissioner Bethel: Yea;
    Commissioner Feliu: Yea; Vice Mayor Russell: Yea; Mayor Robaina: Yea.)


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