Letters to the Editor

Sweetwater traffic needs help

My list of traffic complaints is endless, but I will limit it to one. Someone in the city of Sweetwater decided to allow a 20-story residential tower to stand where it doesn't belong. Now the city will soon be home to another similarly sized development along Southwest 109th Avenue and Fourth Street.

Ever since this monstrosity received its Certificate of Occupancy, the westbound traffic along the two-block drive of Southwest Eighth Street between 107th and 109th avenues has been ridiculous. I can understand that the traffic light sequence was likely changed to accommodate the new urban residents crossing busy Tamiami Trail.

However, this is not the right fix. These pedestrians need a walking bridge connecting FIU to the new hip neighborhood, SoFla (south of Flagler). As an alum of the University of Miami, I have read too many stories of students dying crossing US 1.

Please pressure FIU and Sweetwater to fix this problem so that their communities don’t have to know the pain felt by the ‘Canes family one too many times.

Also, thank you for putting traffic in the spotlight. It's absolutely out of control.

Miguel San Pedro, Miami