Letters to the Editor

Traffic misery in Doral

My traffic headache is on my way home, in Doral, from work at PortMiami. I leave the port at 4:30 p.m. and get home by 5:30 p.m. (At 6:20 a.m., when I head to work, my drive is only 22 minutes, so it’s not a long distance).

It seems to me that there is no population-growth control and never will be since most communities boast about prospective growth. They all think it’s a good thing since it means tax dollars, but no one seems to think of the misery such growth will bring in the form of traffic.

I’d like to see builders held responsible for this. Shopping centers, new business offices and new home developments (especially in Doral, but surely most places) benefit the builders and contractors they use for the development.

How much do these developers give back to widen roads or create new roads? And, why does the community allow so much growth when there isn’t enough room for more traffic?

Why can’t our communities just say No?

My second headache is the truck traffic. We have three lanes in Doral on Northwest 25th Street. When trucks drive three abreast they create a traffic jam at any hour of the day..

Thank you for opening this dialogue! I look forward to reading all the ideas you get.

Carol Knotts, Doral