Letters to the Editor

Cause of bad traffic

I commend your efforts to consolidate viewpoints and opinions regarding Miami’s traffic issues.

Many of the traffic problems Miami faces are the result of exceptionally shortsighted municipal planning. Instead of fostering re-development in the city core and neighborhoods close to the city center, government officials have, over the years, continually caved in to the requests from developers seeking to expand our city’s urban footprint.

The result has been urban blight in many areas and infrastructure that has failed to keep pace with our spread-out county.

If our various governments would stop encouraging outward sprawl and instead promote redevelopment of a smaller urban area, it would be much more efficient to develop public transportation, roadways and walkways for our growing population.

Craig Chamberlain, Miami