Coral Gables

What to do about traffic? Coral Gables asks residents for feedback

Coral Gables residents discuss transportation features and ideas they want to see in the city, during a June workshop at the Coral Gables Library. The city will host five more open houses to receive feedback from residents.
Coral Gables residents discuss transportation features and ideas they want to see in the city, during a June workshop at the Coral Gables Library. The city will host five more open houses to receive feedback from residents. ldixon@miamiherald.com

After hosting an initial transportation-focused meeting in June, Coral Gables is planning another series of meetings this month to get resident feedback on traffic and transit ideas.

City staff and members of the engineering firm Atkins and urban design firm Dover, Kohl & Partners will be on hand at the meetings.

The five meetings will take place at various locations both north and south of U.S. 1, one of the city’s main roads and a major focus of its new traffic design ideas.

The first set of meetings will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., and at the same time Sept. 13 at St. Theresa Catholic School, 2701 Indian Mound Trail, and the Coral Gables Branch Library, 3443 Segovia St.

The city set up the concurrent meetings to allow residents from various neighborhoods to have easier access to the discussions.

The second set of meetings will also be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 at Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd., and St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5692 N. Kendall Dr.

The discussions are all part of the development of a citywide transportation master plan, which the city hopes will reduce traffic, encourage cycling and create more pedestrian-friendly streets.

Lance Dixon: 305-376-3708, @LDixon_3

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